Little Things

You may never know the impact of your actions, but small acts today could have a lasting impact for years to come.

Norman Borlaug hybridized high yield corn, which is highly draught tolerant and estimated to have saved over 2 Billion lives worldwide from famine.  Borlaug was hired by Henry Wallace (one of F.D.R.’s third Vice Presidents) and it was Wallace who had the idea of creating the corn.  However, Wallace was inspired by the work of George Washington Carver.  As a baby, Carver was saved from certain death by a man named Moses, who lived in a slave state and rescued baby George from the Quantrill’s Raiders.  Moses and Susan Washington then raised baby George as their own.  There is always a story behind the story.