This is the time of year when all the high school seniors are graduating and are off to start their lives. As I graduated and left my job at the Winlock Flower Shop, the owners gave me this poem, written by Saxon White Kessinger. I have referred to this poem several times throughout my life; it has always helped me when I get a little full of myself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Sometime when you're feeling important;
Sometime when your ego 's in bloom;
Sometime when you take it for granted,
You're the best qualified in the room:
Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions,
And see how they humble your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that's remaining,
Is a measure of how much you'll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you'll find that in no time,
It looks quite the same as before.
The moral of this quaint example,
Is to do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There's no indispensable man.
Fathers Day is this Sunday; this is a holiday that is filled with respect for our Fathers. It’s not the gift that is given but the time that we spend appreciating our Dad’s for teaching us the important things in life. I have included several comments in my column about my Dad. I have been blessed with a great Dad who he has always been there for his daughters and many years for the community. He taught me how important hard work is but the one thing he taught me was how important moral and ethics were in the business world. Without moral and ethics in the real world you will get lost. As the saying goes “If you don’t stand up for something you will fall for anything”. Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad’s out there.
Activities: Don’t forget The Lions Club is having Bingo night Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. located at the Winlock Community Center. The buy is for each card is $5 and food will be available for purchase. Summer programs start at the Library, sign up for the Summer Reading program for children and teens and also from June 13 to Aug. 30 you can drop off canned foods or other non-perishable food items which will be distributed to the local food bank for those in need.