Although it didn’t feel like it, I grew up poor. My parents, at the time where migrant farm workers, typical of those found in the agriculturally rich region of the San Joaquin Valley in California. They worked long, hard hours with low wages. My siblings and I spent our elementary years bouncing between free and reduced lunch. Our parents would often buy us clothes two sizes big so that we’d be able to grow into them and thus use them longer. Most of our grocery shopping was done at Food 4 Less and the flea market.We may have struggled financially, but we had no shortage of love and affection from our parents. They did the best they could with what they had. I learned the importance of family and the value of hard work. Looking back however, their was one area were being “poor” has a distinct disadvantage. And that is in education. [Read more…]
“…and Steven Gerrard with another long ball to an un-attentive Andy Carroll…”
With Euro 2012 rapidly approaching, I’d like to take a look and explore the various styles of some of the major footballing nations.