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Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo 
September 4, 2017
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o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
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Don't forgetToday
There are a lot of wonderful quotes around expressing the idea that all we have is today. That is becoming more and more important to me with each passing moment as I race forward into my third childhood.  It seems that recently not a day passes without my reflecting on that question coming up again, "What haven't I done with this day that I should have or might have done?"  

Exercise.  I write that down on my list every morning and often I find it is already 10 PM and I haven't done anything but ride my stationary bicycle for twenty minutes. There are five other things I try to do involving standing, laying on the floor, standing against a door jam, using light weights and walking. When I do them all my agility improves. 

Mind exercises. I do some memory exercises during the day, perhaps while walking. I used to take long walks and run through my speech material reciting one story after another mentally. If I was in a secluded spot I might do them out loud working on the rhythms and timing or the vocal varieties such as a whisper or a shout. When I go to bed I sometimes see if I can remember the titles of the sixty or so songs that I have written.  Last night I got to fifty seven. When I was really doing a lot of speaking I used to remember the names of up to a hundred different bits, or clumps or vignettes. They were speech segments, most lasting about seven minutes or so. Over the years my dear friend, Terry Pochert, who has done my video presentations for our clients, has captured about thirty or more of those.

Contacts. For some reason I don't do much on Facebook. When I was playing that character Almost Andy as an Andy Griffith look alike a lot of strangers flocked to my Facebook site but I never explored it. Soon it seemed to me to be a place where others met to exchange conversations that I was in no way involved in. I never took the time to figure Facebook out. I still keep in touch with others by e-mail or by this Monday Morning Memo.  

Like most old dogs I have observed over the years, I am not learning a whole lot of new tricks.  Trouble is I am forgetting a whole lot of the old ones.

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Say Something Good
Live Music:  . North Carolina abounds with great musicians. I went downtown at our Last Friday's happenings here in Hillsborough and heard The Embers playing some of the greatest beach music ever.  Young couples, old couples so many happy people were swaying and dancing for a block around the Old Courthouse and their theme "I Love Beach Music" brought back special memories to some all the way back to the fifties. This Raleigh based band has maintained the status of "Legendary" for over a half a century and I was just thrilled to hear the old songs and sway along with the hundreds of others. What a rare occasion for this little town of Hillsborough and that is why our town is becoming known nationally as one of the best little towns in America.  We seem to come up with rare occasions on a regular basis. May God Bless our troops and bring us World Peace.  

Points To Ponder
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas, not money. Robert Collier

A Little Humor
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use facebook and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years. 

Quote
One can never consent to  creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Keller

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