Happy Birthday Marvin Edward Russ.

by Daniel Russ on December 31, 2011

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When my father died the main rabbi of our synagogue had gone on a sabbatical to Israel and so a brand new assistant rabbi, Herbert Cohen performed the ceremony. He asked me for some help with Dad and I found this quote on a card on his dresser under a sheet of glass.


“One hundred years from now it won’t matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.” Forest Whitcraft.


My Dad gave to the Boy Scouts of America. He believed in that organization and he was one of the leaders of Troop 268. He taught kids how to start a fire, how to put up a tent, how to cook food in the wilds and how to use the outdoors to learn self reliance. I love this picture of him. I don’t have a picture of him in his Boy Scout uniform except in my mind. But this picture makes him look like he is in a long shore worker’s union. I am freelancing right now in Charleston South Carolina and my dad lived there and worked on the docks. I have to find records of him. Apparently he tried to join the USAF while he was in Charleston.


Today would have been Dad’s 88th birthday.

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