From Where I Sit, From Where You Stand: A Roll Through Life

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As Marshall, with his wife and family, rolls through life, accompany him. Enjoy the witty and often whimsical episodes that occur. In work, play, travel, community, and worship, ponder the dialogues of opinions, perceptions, events, and realities of being physically challenged. The journey, which includes more than fifty years in a wheelchair, is presented in a topical display in chapters on different arenas of life:

 The Paradox - Diversities of perceptions and realties.

The Good Old Days - Early life on a one-horse farm.

Fate Knocked at My Door - The accident.

Angels of Mercy - Hospitalization.

Letters of Cheer - Student nurses’ letters.

Give Me Elbow Grease - Rehabilitation

You Can Go Home Again - Summer at home.    

The Halls of Ivy - Education.    

Keeping the Faith – Job searching.                    

The Birds and the Bees – Love and passion.                  

Dreams Come True - Marriage and family.

Toiling in the Vineyards - Work experiences.     

No Man is an Island - Community life.   

On the Road - Travel.

God Bless You – God, others, and I.

Keeping the Juices Flowing - Adapting

Can’t See the Forest for the Trees – Perceptions.          

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk – Realities.

The Golden Years - The senior years.

The Journey has been one of challenges, physical, mental, and spiritual.  It included two years of hospitalization and rehabilitation to prepare him to enter a world not yet ready for the physically challenged. He found himself looking inside with no way in.  He boarded airplanes by hand-walking the support rails. He dealt with perceptions: “What can you do? You are handicapped!” His faith and hope were tested: Why me, God?  Should I marry?  Will any company hire me?  Successes came: A lovely wife, two beautiful adopted babies, enjoyable work, friendships, health, and joy.  


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The Paradox
Fate Knocked at My Door
Letters of Cheer
Give Me Elbow Grease
You Can Go Home Again
Keeping the Faith
Dreams Come True
Toiling in the Vineyards
No Man Is an Island
On The Road
God Bless You
Keeping the Juices Flowing
Cant See the Forest for the Trees
Dont Cry Over Spilled Milk
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Página 36 - And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor: And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted—nevermore!
Página 19 - HAPPY the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire ; Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire.
Página 305 - If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds...
Página 24 - Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend, For the lesson thou hast taught ) Thus at the flaming forge of life Our fortunes must be wrought ; Thus on its sounding anvil shaped Each burning deed and thought.
Página 305 - If you can dream and not make dreams your master; If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same...
Página vii - If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Página 238 - AMAZING grace ! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me ! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.
Página 305 - In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate : I am the captain of my soul.
Página 319 - Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.

Acerca do autor (2007)

Marshall Wall and his wife LeVon reside in Lexington, Kentucky. They have two children and three grandchildren. In the fall of 1953, he entered Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. In his third year, fate intervened. An automobile accident left him confined to a wheelchair. After two intensive years of hospitalization and rehabilitation, he resumed his education. While hospitalized, he met LeVon, a student nurse, who became his wife. With the aid of a vocational rehabilitation scholarship and a working wife, Marshall, completed his education at the University of Illinois, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Mathematics. Following graduation, he entered a world where resources and physical accessibility were limited for the handicapped. His first job was a mathematician/programmer for General Dynamics on the Atlas missile defense program. After three years, he joined Lockheed Missile and Space Division in Huntsville, Alabama to work on space exploration studies for NASA. Two years later, Marshall joined the IBM Apollo Project team, holding various technical and management positions. In Huntsville, LeVon and Marshall adopted two babies, Janis and Eric. When the Apollo program ended, he transferred to Lexington, Kentucky to do computer software development. Marshall is retired from IBM. Marshall is blessed. He has a loving family. He has been active in his church and community. He has had the opportunity to see much of the beauty of our nation, to share the company of diverse people, and to have interesting experiences. His journey of life is one of hope, challenges, and dreams coming true.

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