“Go to church and get some love in your heart. If I could change some things in the world, I’d make sure that everybody gets an education and everybody’s fed.
The happiest moment in my life is when my son was born, which was in 1976. I was 24 years old. Before I had my son I was detrimental to myself. I went to the service and got kicked out. I dropped out of school. I did a whole lot of things. Now, since I had him, I’ve been in church and changed my way of thinking and how I speak. I try not to curse but it slips out every now and then.
When I get up and keep on moving and share what I know to others that don’t know, I get inspired. You know, cause I’m 64 and I’ve been through a lot. I see these guys come out here and got a lot of meanness in them. I can’t say it’s hatred but they don’t know about love. If they go to church, they’ll get that love, cause church members share love and try to guide you. You gotta listen. An old man told me that if you listen, you’ll learn something.” - Maurice, Russell