I didn't realize it at the time I spoke with Mr. Hartman, but I had a lot of bitter feelings about being laid off and losing my job for good. When I saw my comments in print, it gave me a great feeling, and most importantly, finally gave me the courage to let it go and get on with my new life.

I hope that your article was read by everyone who has any compassion for the little guy, the people who make America what it is today. We all help one another, each in his own little way. I believe we are in for better things. It might take time, but it will happen. Someday, we will all take pride in our work again.