An Amazing Tale – By Des Kelly
Once again, a huge “thank you” to Max Gerreyn for this most amazing TRUE STORY. A strange feeling tells me that
our esteemed readers of e’Lanka could well do without any lengthy introduction to this Amazonian Tale, so allow me to take you straight into it.
In 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when this woman got pregnant her senior year in high school, the principal told her she would not be allowed to graduate. She begged the school to change its mind. It did, but there were conditions.
- She was not allowed to talk to the other students.
- She was barred from eating in the cafeteria.
- She could not come to school more than five minutes in advance of the opening bell, and she had to leave school within five minutes of the closing bell.
- She was not allowed to get her diploma onstage with the rest of the students.
She did marry the father of her child, but it lasted only a year. He was not a good husband and not a good father.
After the divorce, he never had any contact whatsoever with his ex-wife and their son.
A couple of years later, she married a Cuban emigrant, a good and decent man. He adopted her son and gave him his name.
Many years later, in 2013, the biological father was operating a bicycle shop in California when a writer/reporter came by and asked if he could talk to him.
That was when the biological father, Ted Jorgensen, found out that his biological son is Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world.
When Bezos exited the space capsule, the first person he hugged was his mother.
AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos sought the help of his parents to kick start his company back in 1995. Since then, Amazon has become one of the top five wealthiest companies globally, with a net worth of over $314billion.