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A Season of Renewal

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo 
May 1, 2017
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In this Issue
o  A Season  of Renewal
o  Say Something Good
o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
o  Quote
o  To Subscribe 

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A Season of Renewal
I was looking through some of my older poems just recently and came upon the following. Somehow it sounded like something we might think about today.

A Season of Renewal
(c) Art Fettig

Perhaps the greatness of America is seasonal in nature. 
And far too long, we, as a nation,
Have languished through a sleepy summer to a fall.

Now, our President reminds us of the cold, hard truth
That winter is upon us and we must get back to work with gusto,

If we are to survive --- and thrive.

Now, as we brave the frigid, bitter truth, we are reminded
That America was once truly “One Nation Under God,”
And now we must return to Godlike conduct,
As we relearn the truth that there is dignity in work
And pride in doing well.

So as we strive together, struggling, making sacrifice,
Renewing our commitment to our country --- to our fellow man
And to ourselves,
We will witness, yes, we will witness the rebirth
Of the greatness that is America.

Spring will come once more to our land
And with it hope, with liberty, justice and opportunity for all.

For that is America. 

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Say Something Good
Rain, glorious rain. Two inches so far and it has been raining now for the second day and more is predicted. We've had some winds too and all of the pollen is washed off of our cars and a man can go outside and get a good whiff of fresh air.  My sinuses are clearing up and I will soon stop my sniffin' and my eyes will clear and my throat will feel better. This living surrounded by trees is a good life but it does sometimes have this Pollen Challenge and I just bet this 3 days of rain will bring it to an end.  I was watching the rain splashing on our back deck and it brought back some days of my youth when I'd get caught out on the road riding my bicycle and a heavy rain might come up with no near shelter and I would just look up and laugh and get soaked all over and it was like the rain was washing away all my cares and all of the troubles in this world.  Wouldn't it be super if we could all, that is all the people in this world, wouldn't it be glorious if we could all go outside and wash away all of the troubles we read about all over the world and if they would all go away and if we could all live the rest of our lives in peace with a world full of love?  Wouldn't it be wonderful.  Please God, bless America and bring us world peace. 

Note:  For the first time ever a part of our road was washed out. Nothing serious but it does give me something to think about. What's that quote? "Don't ask for what you want or you might get it."  

Points To Ponder
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

A Little Humor
Golf - - a sport win which most of us stand too close to the ball - -  after we've hit it. 

Quote
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. Alex Karras

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