Jack Walker Moss, is the late father of Dr. Ron Moss, who is our friend and mentor to our daughters.
Jack Moss framed this poem by Rudyard Kipling and gifted it to many, many people over his lifetime to thank them for their acts of class. He was a real class act himself.
Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident. It can handle anything that comes along.
Class has a sense of humor. It knows a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.
Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes.
Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small, inconsequential sacrifices.
Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money. Some wealthy “blue bloods” have no class, while individuals who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it.
Class is real. It can’t be faked.
Class never tried to build itself by tearing others down.
Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.
Class can “walk with kings and keep it’s virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.” Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
If you have class, you’ve got it made. If you don’t have class, no matter what else you have, it doesn’t make any difference.
Don’t you think it’s time we bring classy back?