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  1. katry Says:

    President Abraham Lincoln quote

  2. flyboybob Says:

    Every year in our old neighborhood the homeowner’s association would put on a fourth of July parade through the neighborhood of the kids on their bicycles led by a fire engine. The parade would end at the community pool club where everyone would be served snow cones.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I’d love to do that. A neighborhood near here has a St.Patrick’s Day parade every year. Maybe it is time to bring those sorts of parades back again.

  3. GnuFOOL Says:

  4. Spaceman Says:

    Congress issues a “Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms”.

  5. Spaceman Says:

    America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.

  6. Spaceman Says:

    Of course that was Reagan. Similar text, sans America, from Matthew.

    • katry Says:

      Spaceman,
      I knew Matthew, not Reagan.

      • Spaceman Says:

        I know both and glad for it. Been doing a series on James. Can’t say I ever spent much time on James, but lots of wise stuff. Like1:19; My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be swift to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

      • katry Says:

        Spaceman,
        I think he is spot on with his advice especially the slow to become angry.

  7. Spaceman Says:

    I like the be swift to listen clause, which is often skipped over in the rush to instant outrage. Proverbs has a lot to say about people’s mouths getting them in trouble. Been there done that multiple times. Generally doesn’t work out all that well.

    • katry Says:

      Spaceman,
      When I was growing up, I always got in trouble for what I said. I thought my answers were clever, but my father took umbrage. I spend a bit of time exiled to my room.

      • Spaceman Says:

        Well I’m sure you later figured out that in many situations that is better to zip it. Especially when there is little to achieve and more too lose – like with family. Of course with your position at school, I would guess you often had to be direct. But that can be done in a civil manner. For other school situations, likely much diplomacy was required and a carefully measured approach. A saying that it’s a lot easier to run a prison if you have the cooperation of prisoners

      • katry Says:

        Spaceman,
        I believed in the truth when I was an administrator. Parents needed to know and understand what was happening, but the telling could be done respectfully. My kids have always been good for me and to me.


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