From whence you came!
This is a story about a young man, who had everything to gain in life, great family, where money, fame and fortune was all at his finger tips. But something rather strange occurred just at the time his father was about to hand over his entire business empire to him , the eldest son.
This fascinating story will take you on that beautiful journey with the son , as he puts it in his own words..
My father is a well known man in our community, a very successful
business owner, who is nationally known for this Mardi gras style, type of
party he throws each year on a large property in the heart of the city, that was left to him by my grand father, who was also his father.
The party is usually for adults only; and because this event attracts people from all over the country, all those people who are considered to be the creme de la creme in today’s times.
It's considered a very special occasion so it's all of course by special invitation only.
It wasn't not always like that, but as the event grew, things have changed quite a bit
from those days of my grandfather, and the early days of my dad's. A great deal of the success of the operation, was handed down directly from my grand father. It is even said, that my father is exactly a chip off the old block himself.
My father is well liked by everyone. He donates millions each year, to several charities. He treats his workers as the true foundation of the business, just as his father taught him. Some of the workers are sons and daughters of people who also worked there, in the times of my grand father. My dad adopted those very same ways, in keeping with his fathers tradition and beliefs of meeting and treating people.
It is for these same reasons, my dad was called upon by the city and all it’s officials, to let him know of this great plan , that they the city , came of with based on the historical significance and the great overall benefit to the entire city as a whole. They wanted to present him with the plans for the great joint venture between himself and the city . The city's plans were to turn this one day affair much bigger and into a three days affair/event, that will now include everyone, Families , adults , and children.
When my Dad came home that night and announced that he needed a meeting with the entire family and he needed everyone in attendance we were all caught a little off guard. See my Dad is not this formal with his address to the family, so there was this mixed up type of feeling that filled the air.
Though he was smiling as always, and now with the smile was even greater, it could be anything. ,
Dad is a great father and Mom always says, he is a wonderful husband, so we were all excited.
There are usually so much fun things happening in the city in anticipation of this event.
Around the time of the event, the city will usually be buzzing. Over the years, just being around that area , you will be some how greeted with the feel of something great going on, there is a type of festive mood in the air, the beaches nearby was always more crowded , there were a all sorts of activities and lots of good things happening everywhere. People will be selling all sorts of things, arts and crafts, and all things indigenous to the area.
The stores and restaurants are usually very lively. I told you it had that Mardi Gras feel to it, and that's true, the same type of atmosphere.
The entire city benefited tremendously , year after year. What have happened over the years is that people, in seeing the opportunity getting better and better each year , each year the ventures also got more daring, people saw that great opportunity to showcase their different talents, and skills through the arts and crafts and different and unusual avenues.
On the beach, in the streets, in the parks, in light and in the dark. One thing could be expected and that is the police, to be out in full force . Se Dad contributed healthily to the Fraternal Order Of Police, and rge fireman's benevolent fund and many other related organisations.
There were no shortages of support around that time, it was a time of great pride. Year after year as the event got bigger, the news, radio and television people came earlier and earlier as they themselves saw the significance and greatness in this event.
It attracted more and more tourist, year after year. The building that hosts the event itself, have long before, since in my grandfathers days, as this is where all the major functions in the city took place, so it was well known and very beautiful, so it became a great tourist attraction for the city.
Some of the biggest weddings took place there.
Presently we were all gathered on the front porch, of our home. It's a pretty big and beautiful home and there was quite a breathtaking panoramic view of all the surroundings.
At this time, everyone was present. My Dad seem eager to speak so before he does , please allow me to introduce , myself and my family.
My name is Pompeii, I am the oldest in the family, I am thirty six years old, the rest of my family are?
To be cont……
- Consideration Part(2)
This was the moment that changed my entire life , as I looked into his eyes, it was as if I was seeing my own soul.
- Short Story. Consideration Part (4)
I could not say what got over me, but something inside me told me to press the button signaling that I needed assistance and I did.
- Short Story. Consideration. Part(3)
True love transcends all boundaries and all barriers..