Are we having thanksgiving this year? It seems that everywhere I look; I keep seeing Christmas decoration and sale. The after Black Friday sales that used to be the Friday, started a month ago. Pretty soon, it this continues, we’ll be seeing Christmas decoration in July; who knows they may even extend it to December 26. That’s right; they may just start it again the day after Christmas. OK… enough bantering now (smile)! Anyway, let me be one of the first to wish everyone a Thanksgiving of love and family.
I had the opportunity to accompany my hubby at the MN Association of Townships 80th Annual Education Conference and Annual Meeting in Morton, MN on November 21-23, 2013. The theme was Protecting Minnesota’s Rural Way of Life – Defending Minnesota’s Land and Water from Invasive Species. There were 356 township officers from 187 townships representing 58 different counties in Minnesota. They come together on an annual basis to learn and plan for the betterment of townships across Minnesota.
At the closing of the convention, a poem was read that was written by Loren R Ingebretsen, President of the Minnesota Association of Townships. He was frustrated at how the government in Washington D.C. could not come to a mutual agreement and allowed the government to shutdown. I think this signifies the meaning of grassroots government. I hope you like it.
They simply did not like each other, but grew to respect each another’s view. Tom and John: did not have to get along to shoulder a task and see it through!
Sometimes the arguments grew loud and heated as they went on till their throats were sore, But make no mistake, these two were Americans, Serving a flag, to which their allegiance, they swore!
When John Adams on July 4 1826 lay dying he said America is firm, because Tom Jefferson survives, Not knowing that five hours earlier, Jefferson and quietly closed his eyes!
Theirs was a lesson to all of us. Argue your case, but consider the toll. Keep your eye on the flag, and rally together, because in that spirit, we can achieve the goal!
Remember: It is WE; The People! And our strength comes from our roots of grass One Nation united and under God is the torch that we too must pass
Adams and Jefferson saw the heart of America, and knew that we had to be responsible for the things we do. For we were formed as a nation, of and by the people; the people being folks like me and you!
Thanks for being American citizens, willing to do your part, Grassroots intertwined, we will survive, Freedom living strong in America’s heart!
I don’t think there is more to say. Even, if you’re not a political person, I would urge to get involved in your community. Even, if it just means driving a senior citizen in town to run some errands.
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