The Post columnist's tale: Michelle Singletary writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, The Color of Money, which appears in The Washington Post.
Needless to say, it's an "award-winning column."
This Sunday, Singletary wrote a column which ought to be widely read. It concerns the way she and her four siblings were raised by their heroic grandmother in West Baltimore, thanks in no small part to the availability of Medicaid.
The column starts like this. It's truly must-read work:
SINGLETARY (3/19/17): When my siblings and I went to live with my grandmother, we were a sickly bunch.We think you should take it from there.
There were five of us. My older sister was 8. I was 4. The sister under me was 3, and my twin brothers were 1.
We were all undernourished.
We taught fifth grade in West Baltimore for nine years. West Baltimore is full of world-class people like Singletary's grandmother.
The world is full of people like that. Her granddaughter's column deserves to be pondered.