This is the 21st installment of “Old Pueblo Abuelo,” a thought on positive things happening in the Old Pueblo from a sometimes cranky and often times humorous grandfather actually born in Tucson and writing from my desk in Tucson, the Old Pueblo.…
A Child was born to a world torn,
between wrong and right, between dawn and night.
If you believe in Him still, believe in goodwill,
from woman and man, then do all you can.
It’s not about cards and toys for girls and boys,
It’s about accepting differences you see, all that makes you you and me me.
It’s about doing good, removing sadness from where it stood.
It’s about mending hearts from what broke them apart.
The presents, the lights, the Christmas cheer, they come and go year after year,
but why they go, no one knows, imagine a world where it always shows.
Dream of Peace on Earth, imagine with all your worth.
A Child was born for this reason, but for always, not just the Christmas season.
A snowman, an elf and a reindeer’s nose, hold all family, friends and strangers close.
Have a merry yesterday, today and tomorrow, with all the joy you can make, give or borrow.
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) July 26, 2019
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org