|My best friend Lilly (right side) and I (left side)|
In Holding On, the profile that stood out the most for me was the second one. Lawrence W. "Happy" Davis is a retired Pullman Porter. As an African-American, he provided for himself and his family from 1925 to the day he retired, which I believe to be remarkable. The separation between whites and colors was still going on back in the 1930s. The fact that Happy was able to get a job and keep the job at the same company, really is an inspiration. He did what he had to do in order to provide for his family which is admirable. Most people nowadays have lost that drive and determination to get a job and keep it for as long as he did. People now switch from job to job simply because they are bored or just do not want to work. This story stood out to me because I got a job at the age of sixteen in order to help my family and I still work at the same place. I can relate to this story because I have the motivation and the drive to become independent and work just like Happy did.