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A Prison Visit

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo 
March 20, 2017
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o  A Prison Visit
o  Say Something Good
o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
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Let's just say we touched each other's lives.

A Prison Visit
I went to prison last night here in Hillsborough. It took about fourteen months to get me through that gate but it was worth it.  For me and I truly believe in my heart that for that audience it was a truly memorable experience.  I gave a talk to a group of prisoners in a trailer and every seat was filled. You might say they were a captive audience but it might just have been one of my finest presentations ever.  First of all I was so excited making preparations that I left all of my speech notes at home.  I realized this just outside the prison gates but I figured it might be more fun to see just how well my memory was still functioning.  The guards were very kind and efficient at the gates and ushered us into the meeting site. I talked for almost an hour and during my presentation we shared three of the songs I had written and recorded with Greg Brayton over the years.  One song was titled, Don't Wait Too Long To Make Your Dreams Come True and they sang the background blues chant for me like no other audience has ever sung it.  Oh it was fun. We laughed together and shared some serious moments. I just poured my heart out to them and they applauded twice at the end and every prisoner came up and we shook hands and they thanked me for coming. I was sort of celebrating my 56th anniversary of continued sobriety with them and I am so grateful that I could share that experience.Let's just say we touched each other's lives. 

Say Something Good
Dinner out. I took my lady out for some fine dining at the Senior Center here in Hillsborough recently.  They had a St. Patrick's Celebration and the Center provided a serving of delicious, tender Corned Beef plus steaming cabbage and potatoes. We were asked to provide a side dish and what a royal feast it was. I'm sure you have indulged in buffets as I have but I bet you've had none so fine as what we experienced. It was as if every dish was made special with fine ingredients and  great care just the way you're grandma might have made it with loads of love blended in. The desert table had a wide assortment of cakes and pies and special delicacies and the moment a plate was emptied it was replaced with another sumptuous offering just as good or better. I'm sure not capable of describing this awesome collection of food but if you will  imagine your very favorite dish from your past  I just bet you would have found it on those tables.  I guess you might say there was a special brand of love put into each side dish and it was a wonderful dining experience.  Those beautiful Irish children who danced and entertained us were like an added blessing.  May God Bless America and bring us world peace. 

Points To Ponder
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt

A Little Humor
Bumper Sticker.  "If we quit voting will they all go away?"

Thoughts are mental energy; they're the currency that you have to attract what you desire. Learn to stop spending that currency on thoughts you don't want. Wayne Dyer

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