SOOT IN THE FLUES


| January/February 1970



Soot in the flues

We had a wonderful surprise last weekend as Eddie and Kathi and the two grandchildren-came down on Sunday and stayed overnight. It was so good to see them all as it had been five months and my how the children grow in all ways in that time. Then with Dana and Bob living close we all got together for a bit -and their little one got to meet his two cousins from Bangor. Father and Eddie went hunting a bit on Monday to renew memories of years gone by and every minute was enjoyed by all. I used to think it was only the years that seemed to fly but now every day goes so rapidly and I can't seem to drink in all the wonderful things fast enough. And Donnie, Keli and Tommie are in. such interesting times of life I treasure each day of my life so much more than I did years ago.

And I must quit this rambling on as we are getting into the Christmas season and I know all you folks are busy and looking towards exciting things at the Yuletide. We are, I know. Of course this is the Jan-Feb. issue but it comes out quite early and I can still therefore wish you all again a lovely and Blessed Holiday Season. And then we're into another New Year and I thought maybe this poem might give us something to think about. It's entitled 'Lifting and Leaning,' by Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

There are two kinds of people on earth today, Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

Not the good and the bad, for 'tis well understood The good are half bad and the bad are half good.

Not the happy and sad, for the swift-flying years Brings each man his laughter and each man his tears.

Not the rich and the poor, for to count a man's wealth You must first know the state of his conscience and health.