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A tough mind and a tender heart

Original post made on Aug 3, 2012

Martin Luther King once said that we must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of a dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.

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Posted by Robert Rouner
a resident of another community
on Aug 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Salesperson, Barry Taylor used to call on us, an independent insurance agency, in Pittsburg founded by my dad Vernon Rouner. I think it was a Thermo-Fax copy machine. I think a person by the name of Al Rodriguez followed him. Quite an Horatio Alger type story.

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Posted by Natalie Geary
a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

What an inspiring story. I have a lot of admiration for somebody who is so well grounded when they could so easily have just been another label-clad mannequin with a Botox brain. This is a woman of substance and heart. Her children and her husband must be so proud of her. Her feet still on the ground, perhaps in better shoes, but her priorities are solid and I for one am going to help her and her foundation...this year! Hope you can join me in helping these children too. It just takes a bit os a spark to get going. May God bless.