The Dirtiest, Darkest Job

Posted: November 16, 2015 in Uncategorized
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by James C. Stephens

Tuesday-May 23, 1972

Last night Jim Jay, Lee Pederson and I returned the key from the Min-on warehouse #1 and we saw a few people gathered around a person upstairs, so we just went up there and a lady said, “Excuse me,” but we just kept walking. For two hours Mr. Fukushima Youth Division Chief gave everyone personal guidance from Gongyo to marriage.

He said, “I’d rather you not be seen, but be like the axle on a car, it’s the dirtiest, darkest job, but it is the driving force of the car. You know the drive shaft can’t be seen. You be the same.

“In your twenties you should wear working clothes, later in your 40’s and 50’s you will have plenty of time to wear other dressy clothes…

He said, “It takes a different foundation to build a trailer house or a one story house. You can have a girlfriend or such and be happy for a year, maybe even three years, but we are building a foundation like the Empire State Building you know. We are building happiness for forty and fifty years and happiness for eternity. That’s why the 20’s are so important.”


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