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“I kind of adopted the Jones' home. And I get there when I'm in town every week, stop by, see the boys, bring donuts, or take them out for dinner. And that's where you get a real appreciation of the impact that Boys Town has on these young kids. Hopefully I've been able to talk to the boys about issues. But more importantly they have sure taught me what they have gone through, and what Boys Town does to prepare them for the rest of their lives.”

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Well, now I have a whole different appreciation for Boys Town. And some of it came from being on the board. But, you know, being a board member, you don't necessarily get a complete appreciation for the details of what the organization does. So I had an opportunity, two or three years ago, as a trustee, my wife and I were invited to have dinner the night before a trustee meeting at one of the homes of Boys Town. And we went and had dinner at the Jones' home, with Tony and Simone Jones.

And it was a very enjoyable evening. We kind of went around the table and each of the boys told their story, which was, you know, moving and impressive. And as the evening came to a close, I pulled Tony aside and I said, "You know, we didn't bring anything because we didn't know what to bring, what can we do for the boys?" Thinking that he would say, "Well, we need this," so I thought just writing a check, that would be it. That's not what he said. He said, "Don't forget us." And I really took that to heart. So I kind of adopted the Jones' home.

And I get there when I'm in town every week, stop by, see the boys, bring donuts, or take them out for dinner. And that's where you get a real appreciation of the impact that Boys Town has on these young kids. Hopefully I've been able to talk to the boys about issues. But more importantly they have sure taught me what they have gone through, and what Boys Town does to prepare them for the rest of their lives.