Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Something Better for my Boy]
“We've got a boy and a girl, both in high school. I wish I could send them to college, but I don't see how. I told the girl to take a business course so she could go into an office. That way she don't need college, she can get a good job without it. For the boy it will be harder. There's too many men in the world today. That's what Germany and Russia think too, I guess. Too many men, not enough jobs.
“My boy wants to take up aviation now. My wife don't like the idea, but I think you'd better let a boy do what he wants to do. And flying is getting bigger all the time. If he wants to fly, and he can get into it, I won't try to stop him. It never came into his head to be a stonecutter like his father and grandfather. I'm glad he don't want to cut stone. Not that I'm ashamed of my trade. I'm proud of it.
“But for my boy I want something better, you know, the way any man does for his son. That's why I don't mind the hard work. I'd work harder and longer if it'd mean more money