Though it seems strange, Jeanne’s father made their family stay until the camp was closed down, rather than leave at an early opportunity. He said the government put them there, so let the government move them out. Liberation also meant facing hatred and an uncertain future.
Be accomplished with positive thought and action. Even a mountain of dirt can be moved one shovel at a time. Sometimes some of us give our educational psychology excuses so they don’t keep trying. Instead of telling them them can do it they can figure it out, we let them slide on many things that they actually could have down. So instead of making them stick to it or at least saying okay lets do it together then. You just let it slide.
Why did I buy those books? Because I, like so many people looking for a way out of financial quick sand, have often just thrown up my hands and wished someone with more brains than me would give me a plan and tell me what to do.
They should not hesitate to condemn wrongdoing, no matter who the offender may be or how elevated his or her position in life. After being sure their information is correct, they will point out sin and blameworthy behavior wherever they see it, while always encouraging the offender or groups involved to reform and repent.
I was surprised I was having fun with the sack race though my only role was to scream. And yes, there was the job of picking up a kid or two at every stumble. I had to hold their IDs and nametags so they could move freely and enjoy the game without being distracted.
Getting along with Joely was easy. She was sweet and gentle. She even gave her mineral water to another girl who was thirsty. I was so proud of her I could not bear not to show it, and it was easy to tell she was pleased. Though she seemed to want to shy away out of embarrassment at my outright admiration, the flushing of her cheeks could not hide the fact that her eyes were dancing.
Houston concludes the book with a description of a trip she took to the remnants of the camp in 1972 with her husband and children. She recalls the scene as her family left the camp in 1945, riding in a blue Nash her father bought as an act of spirited defiance, rather than leave by bus.