Just like Vito Corleone, The Big Jewel says hello! This week our good friend Dave Martin returns with a tale about a real American hero: himself. Horatio Alger Redux by David Martin I came from humble beginnings -- a hardscrabble, small town in Midwestern America. We called it home. Others called it Humble Beginnings, Colorado. Whatever the name, I knew one thing: the place was hardscrabble, that much was true. It was a hard town to work your way up and out of, one of those places where generations seem to always work for the family business. It was a great town. But I wanted out... For the full article please visit http://www.thebigjewel.com/horatioalgerredux To subscribe or unsubscribe from this email list please email list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with your request.