In November 1971, I experienced my first Thanksgiving as a 7 year old boy in Wayne, NJ. My mother, father, sister and I were invited to the Carter family home. Margie Carter, a British immigrant nurse, had married the late Randall Carter, an African-American school principal. The elementary school, Randall Carter Elementary School, in Wayne was named in his honor, after his passing.
For nearly 30 years, even after I went to MIT, my family and I never missed Thanksgiving at the Carter’s. Everything was homemade, from local farms, prepared with love, grace, and gratitude. Each meal always began with a prayer of thanks. Randall and Margie Carter were way ahead of their times. They opened their home – opened their tent – and embraced us into an America, which was very foreign to us.
Margie’s sister, Florence, a librarian, would take time out of her schedule to take my sister and I on nature walks and fossil hunting. I learned a deep appreciation for science and nature from Florence. I owe my inspiration and success to these everyday working Americans.
Like the Carters, the people of Massachusetts, in spite of the lip service of the Party Establishment, are enthusiastically opening the tent to a unique and highly qualified candidate like myself, who is committed to winning the future for you. As our U.S. Senate 2020 campaign grows, with our message: Truth, Freedom and Health, I know Margie and Randall look down from Heaven and smile.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
Scientist. Inventor. Educator. Fighter.
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