How's that for a lead in? So my second oldest, in addition to getting married, is pursuing that ultimate dream of being his own boss. His fiancée's love of reading, mixed with his own literary tastes, has led them to plan a used book store in our home city, which has been without such a store for years.
They've also discovered that Elon Musk is correct. My son could walk into almost any door in America and walk away with a 50K dollar student loan for college, no questions asked. But go and beg for a 15K loan to start a business and it's 'here's your hat, what's your hurry?'. Sometimes I wonder if such modern disparities are altogether accidental.
Anyway, my oldest son has posted a gofundme to help them out. We're beginning to promote it this week. I understand this is a little different than other such requests. I also realize that unless you're in our town, you probably won't be perusing the bookshelves you help them obtain. Though I'm sure they will have an online option when things are up and running.
But for them to be up and running, they need help beyond the structures and financial SOP of our modern society. If you would like to help, click on the link above and I'm sure anything of any amount would thrill them, and more than help them on their path toward living the dream.
BTW, below are some pictures of one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It's a scale model of their bookstore built by his fiancée's aunt. On the whole, it isn't too far off from how they envision it when it's finally opened. So put your envy for such phenomenal craftsmanship aside, and take a look at what would be nice for our town to have, and not bad for my son and his fiancée either.