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On December 13, 2002, an eighth grade student at Churchville-Chili Middle School, Brian Scipioni, died unexpectedly of meningitis. I was asked to prepare and read to an emergency staff meeting, and minutes later to the school community, a message of condolence and hope. The message I put together began a nearly nine year record of twice-weekly “Words of Wisdom,” which I wrote and delivered to our school community. Many of my messages are assembled on this website as well
My words today are a sandwich really. Yesterday’s Women’s History Month Quiz answer is half the sandwich. Tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day Irish tradition is the other half. The two people I’m talking about spent many years together and have had many moving words written and performed about their lives.
We’re in our final week before Spring Break and the forecast highs tomorrow are near 70. We can just about feel the breezes of summer. Next to the first day of school in September, this is my favorite day of the year.
A news item in the Democrat and Chronicle might have slipped your attention last week. It had to do with a reenactment of the funeral of Susan B. Anthony.
Do you remember the game where a message is whispered to one person who then whispers it to another and on down the line until it comes to the last person? I learned that game with the name telephone.
I talked about second chances on Friday, how life is full of second chances, we just have to be willing to look for them. I saw real live evidence of that over the weekend.
One of my favorite sources for thought starters is Fred Rogers. His little book, “The World According to Mr. Rogers,” is a real gem. Here’s what Mr. Rogers has to say about being strong:
I was listening to a song the other day that first became popular when I was a junior in high school. It was written by Peter Yarrow, one of the trio of Peter, Paul and Mary. The song has become a classic. It’s called, “Puff the Magic Dragon.”