Monday, April 20, 2009
Hershey, More than Meets the Eyes (or Tummy!)
Authors Note: Those are actual chocolate bars, the cost: $49.99 each! We put them back after photographing!
We had a fun family vacation at the end of last week, we drove up to Hershey, PA. To state the obvious, we ate way too much chocolate, mmmmmm! The most important part of our journey, was the trolley ride. It was all about the man named, Milton Hershey.
If you don't know about him, look him up - you won't be disappointed. He went bankrupt several times before he began making money at candy making. Perseverance was the theme of his life. That's the one common thread I see in studying great inventors, they are willing to persevere in the face of defeat.
Hershey was also a great humanitarian. Not able to bear their own kids, Milton and his wife, Kitty, started a home for fatherless boys in PA. It grew into a school which is thriving to this day! The entire town is devoted to those underprivileged children and he left his entire fortune to the running of the homes and the school. Here's a statistic to consider: last year their graduating class of seniors ALL went on to college somewhere. They are obviously doing something right.
Ok, on to the fun of Hershey, a picture is worth 1,000 words:
If you've never been to Hershey, what are you waiting for?