“John, I have just read your piece in the CC Times this a.m. And … it triggered so many memories regarding how my parents instilled long lasting values I still embrace. Our farm outside of Union Bridge, Maryland was the site for Heifer Project which began after WWII. This project was born in the Church of the Brethren. Heifers from all over the nation arrived at our farm and then shipped to war torn Europe. From 1944-1948, 3600 head of cattle were at our farm. The caveat being that when a family in Europe got a heifer the first female offspring would then be passed on to another family. This is now known as Heifer International located in Little Rock, Arkansas. They now have a myriad of animals that are shipped around the world. We had German Prisoners of War working on our farm. We had a German Student live with us for a year. We adopted a Japanese family during their internment and sent them items they were unable to get. I learned from my parents that the world was much larger than just Carroll County. That we are citizens of the world and if able we must not turn a blind eye to the needs. Not a surprise that I in adult years worked at Church World Service and later became an ordained minister and served as a Chaplain at Brook Lane Health Services which is an inpatient and outpatient hospital for the mentally ill. Thanks for sharing your memories. We were both privileged to have parents with integrity.