Rob's Letter | Children's Home Memories from 1962
October 14, 2011
To the Lee & Beulah Moor Home,
I wasn’t sure where to send this thank-you note.
I just wanted to say that me, my older brother, and older sister lived at this great home in El Paso from January to May of 1962. That February I turned 10 years old. I am the youngest of seven.
I still tell people about my time at the Moor home. It was good. I had my first dentist appointment, my first suit, and a bed to myself. I had clothes for every day of the week and two pairs of shoes. Wow, I even got an allowance of 35 cents a week in a little manila envelope!
Even though I was not a happy child, what child could be when they find out their mother dropped them off somewhere and left the state?
Still Thinking About Kids Now Staying At Home
That was almost 50 years ago. I’ve had a lot of good times and some very bad ones as well. But I always look back at the time I spent at the Moor Home and I’m very glad that it existed. My six children know about the Moor home. I wanted them to know how hard life can be, and how good.
There’s so much more to say thank you for, but I’m a very poor typist and I’m at work right now.
I know you have some children there now that are having some tough times. Let them know from me and my brothers and sisters: Never give up, make every day count, and tomorrow will be a better day.
So again, thank you, thank you, thank you.