My father, Matt Goldstein, '20, was the poorest of the poor when he entered Stanford in the mid-1910s. He brought canned beans and other foods into his room from the grocery store in Palo Alto. He was one of\u00a0eight children and lived on a farm in Sacramento. He got through Stanford on scholarship, loans and his four sisters' salaries from their jobs in Sacramento. He became an attorney and later a Superior Court judge. His roommate for four years was the wealthy Goodwin J. Knight, who became governor of California.\r\n\r\nMy father began saving nickels and pennies when I was born, always telling me that I would go to Stanford and that by the time I became 18, he would have enough money to send me to Stanford without my worrying. He did, and I did!<img class="size-full wp-image-3194 alignright" src="http:\/\/125.stanford.edu\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/10\/goldstein.jpg" alt="goldstein" width="172" height="231" \/>\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3190" src="http:\/\/125.stanford.edu\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/10\/matt-goldstein.jpg" alt="matt-goldstein" width="239" height="362" \/>\r\n\r\nI was in the Class of 1951, and I have had a large family and two successful careers. Thank you, Stanford!