Midtown Gary Indiana
Home of The World Famous Jackson Family
If you talk about the City of Gary when talking about entertainment and you don't mention The Jacksons, then you're doing the conversation an injustice. The work that the family put in is outstanding; and let me tell you, it took a lot of work. Sometimes that fact gets overlooked and people just talk about what the hard work produced like the music and the dancing. However, there was much sacrifice to get to that point. Joe and Katherine went through a lot of trying times, not to mention Katherine having nine children and still looking as beautiful as she does and to still be strong as she is. She is a superwoman in my eyes. Joe worked day and night at the steel mill and still gigged on the weekends and rehearsed with the boys as well. I don't know how they did it. I hear the derogatory comments that some have to say about that man, and I say they should be ashamed of themselves. In my opinion, what have they done other than work for the enemy? If his boys were not Jehovah's Witnesses, they would not have had the discipline to be as creative as they are. I know this from experience. So, the next time someone wants to say something negative about this family, maybe they can stop and tell me what they have done lately that compares to this family.
by Bryan Anthony Record Sr.