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Still Time To Do It!

There are a lot of great life-living sayings. “”If the job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right“. “Penny wise and pound foolish“. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure“. And of course, “Never turn down a breath mint“.

But I like real life stories of encouragement; reminders of those who overcame difficulties; and the power of positive thinking. In light of that introduction… you see many actors playing the part of this man, but do you know his story?


He was broke, living in a tiny house and driving an old, beat up car. He had done all kinds of jobs including steam engine stoker, insurance salesman, and filling station operator. Then, at a very low point at his life, he lost his son to infected tonsils.

He studied law by correspondence through LaSalle University and ultimately was licensed to practice law. For three years, he practiced law. Unfortunately, he lost his law license after getting in a courtroom fight with his own client.

He had been in the restaurant business and had developed a fried chicken recipe. But, at age 65, he found himself was living off his $105 monthly social security checks. He decided that things needed to change.

He had been commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel, so he began dressing in a white suit and he grew a goatee. Soon, he left Kentucky and traveled to different states to sell his fried chicken recipe. His first restaurant was in the unlikely place of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ultimately, at age 75, Colonel Sanders sold his interests in his growing number of franchised restaurants for 2 million dollars, and continued to be paid as their spokesman. A true “later-in-life” story of success.

To this day, Kentucky Fried Chicken, now simply known as KFC, says that it has the original handwritten recipe of 11 herbs and spices safely locked away in a vault, and relies on  two suppliers to preserve the secrecy of the ingredients.

And for pic o’ day, hopefully not the future!


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