Sunday, June 04, 2006

Go Forth...

Some encouragement on the occasion of Pentecost.
The Catholic Communication Campaign printed this on their fundraising flyer. According to the flyer, it is on a sign in Mother Teresa's children's home of Shishu Bhavan in Calcutta:
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered,
LOVE THEM ANYWAY.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives,
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
If you are successful, you win false and true enemies,
SUCCEED ANYWAY.
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY.
What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight,
BUILD ANYWAY.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them,
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth,
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY.

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The headline writers for our local newspaper believe in having fun with their job whenever possible. Today's edition ran a story on a Memorial Day presentation at an area elementary school. The speakers were two Navy officers, one of whom taught the kids a few words of Navyspeak: port, starboard, and the more arcane geedunk (snack food.) The story was headlined: Youngsters Learn to Talk Like Sailors.
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Harvest: First cuke grew quickly to almost a foot; was bitter to inedibility. Picked next one at about 8" as this is the recommended size for the variety. About 6" were pretty good, the remainder nearest the stem bitter. Will pick subsequents at 6" or less. Cherry tomatoes ripening, eggplant & peppers fruiting.
Environment: Found our regular female hummer dead near feeder late last week. Cause uncertain; the solution was pretty fresh and I don't think the dogs had anything to do with it. She was large as hummers go and may have been coming back the last few years; I suppose heat or age could have been factors. Refilled the feeder; hopefully we will see some others over the summer. House finches regulars at feeders.
Painting: Glory, glory--finished second wall of kitchen!

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