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8 Strong Hands, Strong Minds & Loving Hearts– The Donald Driver Foundation For many people, November heralds the beginning of a celebratory season of giving thanks. Shorter, cooler daylight hours signal a move toward contemplative introspection, a chance to step back from life’s hectic pace to reflect on deeper goals. While some of these goals may involve personal dreams, others involve connection to a larger community. Anne Kaiser
13 Holiday Decorating Holiday decorating starts with an individual inspiration. Whether you are creating a tabletop display or creating wreaths or garlands you must remember to layer textures, colors and heights. Decorating is a welcome chance to show off what you have collected through the years.
14 Exploring Bayeux Normandy Nestled within the tranquil countryside of western Normandy, the little French town of Bayeux makes for a compelling day trip, thanks largely to it being steeped in history–both ancient and recent. Stephen James
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22 Timely Words Of Wisdom Thomas Edison’s inspiring response to a tragedy was an excellent example of the truth in this Spanish proverb: If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it. That statement succinctly conveys the wisdom that adversity, properly perceived, can be transformed into advantage; that misfortune can be used as the raw material to fuel a renewed and vigorous motivation. Victor Parachin
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30 God’s Corner NOVEMBER 2017
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FOR MANY PEOPLE, November heralds the beginning of a celebratory season of giving thanks. Shorter, cooler daylight hours signal a move toward contemplative introspection, a chance to step back from life’s hectic pace to reflect on deeper goals. While some of these goals may involve personal dreams, others involve connection to a larger community. Donald Driver is familiar with both giving and being thankful, and has defined his life by charting a course aimed at helping others, especially those facing less fortunate circumstances. Many of us are familiar with Donald Driver through his role as wide receiver for Wisconsin’s well-loved professional football team, the Green Bay Packers. Driver retired from that position in January 2013, but his celebrity-level popularity has continued and includes a winning stint on the hit television show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2012. As a young person, though, Driver was familiar with hardship. During his youth, Driver faced poverty and homelessness as one in a large single-parent family. Despite these challenges, Donald Driver held firm to his hope for a better future. An opportunity opened to him when he joined the Green Bay Packers, and Driver’s hard work and determination helped solidify the aspects of success he enjoys today. Driver’s determination propelled him through these challenging times, and now he uses his own success as a vehicle to reach out to help those in need. In 2001, Driver and his wife Betina started the Donald Driver Foundation. The foundation mission, as described on its website, is to “display Strong Hands, Strong Minds, and Loving Hearts 8
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serve as a hand up, not a hand out.” A primary
remember being really impressed because
of those obstacles and untapped his potential—
focus of the Donald Driver Foundation is to
he stayed an hour and a half longer than his
and that happened because people cared
serve “underprivileged children and families by
contracted time to be sure that everyone got an
enough to give him a chance, extend their
addressing health, wellness, safety, education,
autograph. I had worked with many athletes
hand to lift him up, and believe that he had the
and career development.”
before and that never happens!”
inner strength to be great. Most importantly, he
In keeping with this mission, Driver
Donald Driver’s partnership with Goodwill
believed in himself.”
partnered with Goodwill Industries of
has always been strong, perhaps fueled by
Donald Driver’s ability to connect with a
Southeastern Wisconsin beginning in 2003.
the similarities his life story shares with the
wide fan base and the whole community shines
This relationship began simply, with Driver
Goodwill mission. “Goodwill is all about
in his work with the Goodwill Industries of
signing autographs at the opening of a then-
helping people—people with disadvantages
Southeastern Wisconsin. Beyond his roles as
new Goodwill Store and Donation Center
and disabilities—overcome obstacles and
football champion and celebrity, he displays a
located in Franklin, Wisconsin. Even in this
barriers through employment and training,”
generous, personable spirit in his work with
initial encounter, Driver demonstrated the
Boelter said. “We say, ‘Not charity, but a chance’
individuals and the wider community. “Donald
special qualities that have contributed to his
(and) ‘A hand up, not a hand out.’” Driver’s
Driver serves as a role model, an inspiration,
wide base of enthusiastic fans and supporters.
path from poverty and homelessness “mirrors
always demonstrating the traits of a true
Pat Boelter, Chief Marketing Officer at
the story of many of the individuals we
champion. What makes Donald truly special
Goodwill Center for Work and Training−
serve,” Boelter noted. She continued, “Donald
is the man he is off the field—he demonstrates
Southwest Campus in Greendale, Wisconsin
was someone who grew up with so many
not just in words but (in) actions that he knows
explains: “I hired him to sign autographs as
obstacles—so many reasons to fail, give up,
what Goodwill is all about. The partnership
part of our grand opening activities and I can
throw in the towel—yet he overcame every one
with Donald has been so much fun, and we’re
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proud of our association with him,” Boelter said. Goodwill touches the lives of many people, and the organization provides a variety of opportunities that benefit individuals, their families, and the larger community. Cheryl Lightholder, Manager of Communications at the Goodwill Center for Work and Training− Southwest Campus explains: “Goodwill is a diverse nonprofit community organization that provides training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence. This mission—nearly 100 years strong—strengthens individuals, families and communities.” Goodwill is an ever-evolving program, working to match the changing needs of its diverse communities. One such change has been a successful move of numerous individuals with disabilities from an original facility-based model of employment toward community-based jobs. Lightholder explains: “This focus was fueled by our belief that every person with a disability who wants to work in the community should have the option and the supports necessary to be successful in that work. After all, work provides more than a paycheck. Employment for all of us affords selfesteem, a chance to cultivate individual talents
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Thunder Mountain Press Gallery This Original Acrilic painting is titled “Winter Crossing” and can be found at Thunder Mountain Press Gallery in Oconomowoc, WI. Artist, Russ Meyer has created this 26" H x 33" W painting along with many other nature inspired masterpieces available. Stop in at Thunder Mountain Press Gallery to see the works of Russ and many Wisconsin artists, custom framing, and antiques, located at 175 East Wisconsin Ave., Downtown Oconomowoc. For info call 262-567-7216 or visit www.thunderart.com.
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a total of 1,569,578 donations. fundraisers held at or facilitated by Goodwill.
Several years ago, Goodwill worked with
At an annual Super Bowl party held at
Driver to start a new program, the Donald
Goodwill’s operation at Naval Station Great
Driver Mentoring Program. In this program,
Lakes, Driver signs autographs for thousands
well-established business professionals
of recruits and sailors. He has assisted at many
volunteer to mentor Goodwill employees
Goodwill store openings, signed autographs
and individuals served by Goodwill, offering
at numerous store events, appeared in many
opportunities for additional professional
Goodwill radio and television commercials,
growth and “exposure to other organizations
joined in the annual Goodwill fundraising
and all the possibilities that are available,” Pat
gala (Retro Rendezvous) and met with
Boelter said. Driver’s commitment to the well-
business customers at an annual breakfast,
being of others in the community is reflected in
hosted by Goodwill.
his role in this new program. Boelter explained:
Driver has been instrumental in facilitating
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the Pack’er Up Donation Challenge brought in
“For Donald, it wasn’t just about putting his
school donation drives through Goodwill,
name on a program—it was about asking
such as the Pack’er Up Donation Challenge.
questions, setting the bar (and) motivating and
In this drive, elementary and middle schools
inspiring our volunteers.”
in southeastern Wisconsin compete to see
Donald Driver’s partnership with Goodwill
who can donate the most items to Goodwill
has been a winning combination for both. This
during a set period of time. The winning
partnership has brought additional attention
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to both Driver’s and Goodwill’s missions. It has
Driver; autographed copies of one of Driver’s
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fostered public awareness of the importance of
children’s books; and a Packer’s football
believing in and supporting those who travel
helmet, autographed by Driver. In April 2017,
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DECORATING HOLIDAY DECORATING STARTS with an individual inspiration. Whether you are creating a tabletop display or creating wreaths or garlands you must remember to layer textures, colors and heights. The picture of this classic cream chest depicts all of the above. Neutral tones of cream, beige, and gold are crisp and accent the mixed pine branches. Holiday decorating does not have to have a high price tag. Be creative and use what you have by swapping out pillows, throws and even artwork. Heirloom ornaments are another way to dazzle tables, vases and wine glasses. Move your furniture pieces around to create conversation groupings for guests stopping by. Incorporate quality artificial foliage if getting fresh greens are not in your budget every year. Garlands that are lush will warm up banisters and mantels or even serve as a tabletop for your holiday table. Christmas decorating is a welcome chance to show off what you have collected through the years. Key Pieces does holiday consults. Whether you need help with your trees, banisters, mantels, or holiday tables please call or stop byÂ the boutique to be inspired! Our Holiday Open House is November 10-12, 2017. Happy holidays to all! Key Pieces, W282 N7148 Main Street, Merton, WI., Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 11-4. www.keypiecesdecor.com, 262-337-1728. NOVEMBER 2017
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NESTLED WITHIN THE tranquil countryside of western Normandy, the little French town of Bayeux makes for a compelling day trip, thanks largely to it being steeped in historyâ€“both ancient and recent. At less than five miles inland from the English Channel, Bayeux is easily accessible from the major seaports and regional hubs of Caen and Cherbourg to the east and Le Havre and Saint-Malo to the west. The roads spanning the region are well-kept, have a low volume of traffic and are lined with residences and farmhouses advertising home-crafted produce for sale, from soft cheeses and fresh bread through to delicacies such as foie gras, and these make idea places to stop off along the journey. The town of Bayeux itself is a sleepy little haven with a pretty and surprisingly intact historic centre. Continued on page 18
Left page, top: Exterior of Bayeuxâ€™s Notre Dame Cathedral. Far left: An old French water wheel. Left: A performer with beautiful face painting at the parade for the Medieval Festival of Bayeux. This page, top left: The River Aure running through Bayeux. Colorful shop windows. Left: The interior of the Bayeux Cathedral. NOVEMBER 2017
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Its centerpiece is the looming Norman Cathedral, established over one thousand years ago by the infamous William the Conqueror. The local economy thrives on tourism, and as a result visitors here will find their every need catered to, as well as discovering an acceptance (or rather tolerance!) of the English language far greater than is found throughout the rest
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a stunningly well-preserved piece of historic art with their own eyes. The Bayeux Tapestry, a seventy metre-long embroidery depicting the story of the successful Norman conquest of England culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, is presented in its entirety backlit in a darkened room for visitors to study at their leisure. The admission fee also includes the rental of a audio guide which explains the scenes depicted in the tapestry in great detail. The best time to go to view the tapestry is as soon as the museum opens its doors in the morning, when the school groups are still assembling around town and the tourist scrum is at its least imposing. If you’re fortunate, you may even get the Tapestry all to yourself. Bayeux’s main streets offer a multitude of food options, from French bistros and outdoor cafes with gastronomic delights gracing the menus to the more standard international fare, all happily catering to
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historical invasion, albeit one in recent, not ancient, history, not to mention one of liberation rather than conquest. Back in 1944 five beaches north and west of Bayeux, codenamed Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha and Utah, were the disembarkment point of thousands upon thousands of British, American and Commonwealth troops in the D-Day Landings, the military operation to liberate France and ultimately the rest of Western Europe from the grip of the Nazis. These days it’s the tourists that disembark in their thousands, lured by the remnants of and memorials to the invasion that cost so many young lives.
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At Arromanches-les-Bains, north of Bayeux, it’s still possible at low tide to see the remains of some of the hulking structures that formed the famous Mulberry Harbour, the artificial dock which the Allies constructed and floated across the English Channel in order to unload heavy equipment onto the French beaches to support the invading troops. Even with the little museum and scattered monuments in the form of vehicles, bomb shells, artillery guns and bunkers, it’s difficult to imagine this sleepy stretch of coastline being the site of so much carnage less than seventy years ago. In addition to the Mulberry Harbour, there is also a 360-degree cinema at Arromanches-les-Bains which shows affecting war documentaries. In the surrounds of Bayeux there are numerous impeccablytended war cemeteries, a visit to one of which is a sobering yet essential experience. The main D-Day sights are easily accessible by car, being clearly signposted; alternatively, you may instead wish to partake in an organized bus tour, the majority of which run from Bayeux to the primary D-Day sites of interest on a daily basis. The Tourist Information Office will be able to provide you with details of the schedule and pricing. As a day-trip destination, Bayeux is a rewarding experience on many levels, and has something to offer everyone, old and young. E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S
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TIMELY WORDS of by Vic tor Parachin
IN DECEMBER OF 1914, Thomas Alva Edison’s laboratory
toughest cities in the world. It has more than its share of dirt,
was virtually destroyed by a massive fire. Although the damage
noise, pollution, corruption, drugs and crime. Nevertheless,
exceeded $2 million—an enormous sum at the turn of the
hundreds of people make their way from all over Mexico to
century—the buildings were only insured for $238,000 because
this rapidly growing cosmopolitan center weekly. The reason:
they were made of concrete and believed to be fireproof. Most of
Tijuana is Mexico’s city of opportunity, a magnet for those
Edison’s life, work, plans, drawings, and experiments went up in
seeking to improve their lives and fulfill their dreams. One who
spectacular flames that December evening.
made her way to Tijuana, as a 19-year-old is Monica Garcia. She
At the height of the fire, Edison’s 24-year-old son, Charles,
attitude have opened doors to her in spite of crushing poverty
He finally found him, calmly watching the scene, his face
and hardship. Her father abandoned her when she was 15. She
glowing in the reflection, his white hair blowing in the wind.
got a job, worked eight hours a day, remained in high school
“My heart ached for him,” Charles said. “He was 67—no longer
and won a scholarship to study medicine. “Always, always,
a young man—and everything was going up in flames. When
always,” she explained, “when I was little, I would go by the
he saw me, he shouted, ‘Charles, where’s your mother?’ When I
university and say, ‘One day I will be there,’ Now I am actually
told him I didn’t know, he said. ‘Find her. Bring her here. She will
there,” she said with a smile.
never see anything like this as long as she lives.’”
Learn from your mistakes.
The next morning, Edison looked at the ruins and made
That simple proverb has been a guiding credo for many
this remarkable statement to his son: “There is great value in
highly creative and successful individuals. Thomas Watson,
disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can
the former chairman who helped develop IBM from a small
start anew.” Three weeks after the fire, Edison managed to
business machine company into one of the world’s largest
deliver his first phonograph.
computer corporations, said: “Double your rate of failure.
Edison’s inspiring response to tragedy is an excellent
Failure is a teacher—a harsh one, but the best.” And, Ann
example of the truth in this Spanish proverb: If your house
Richards, former governor of Texas noted: “One of the most
is on fire, warm yourself by it. That statement succinctly
valuable lessons I learned is that we all have to learn from our
conveys the wisdom that adversity, properly perceived, can be
mistakes and we learn from those mistakes a lot more than we
transformed into advantage; that misfortune can be used as the
learn from the things we succeeded in doing.” The lesson for
raw material to fuel a renewed and vigorous motivation. Along
living: our mistakes, blunders, slip-ups are fertile ground from
with that Spanish proverb, our culture has many other words
which new insights and strengths emerge. So important is the
of wisdom which can guide us through all sorts of personal
principle of learning from mistakes that Economist Kenneth
and professional difficulties. Here are some other times—and
Ewart Boulding declared: “Nothing fails like success because
timely—words of wisdom to draw on when life’s journey is
we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure.”
difficult and discouraging.
came in order to attend Medical School. Her own resilience and
frantically searched for his father among the smoke and debris.
When the mind can conceive, then will can achieve.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
The fact is that all things have their beginning in a vision
Those words of wisdom come from Helen Keller who was
or mental picture. Those who see themselves as succeeding are
blinded and deafened as a child, yet graduated from college,
generally the ones who succeed. Tijuana, Mexico, is one of the
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wisdom figure. One of life’s most glorious experiences is that of turning tragedy into triumph. William Penn noted that suffering is often the prerequisite for success. “No pain, no balm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown,” he wrote. At sixteen years of age Allison Jones has become a world-class skier even though she is missing a leg. The Colorado resident was born with a birth defect which left her as an above-the-knee amputee. When she was five, her mother got Allison hooked on skiing. At 16, she became one of the youngest members of the United States Disabled Ski Team. “I was picked the day before my (16th) birthday. Nice present, huh?” she said with delight. The lack of one leg has not prevented Allison from pursuing all sorts of athletic activity. “I’ll try any sport: rock climbing, swimming, running, high jumping. I also cycle with one foot…Last summer I competed in a major bike race against other girls who have both legs and actually beat another cyclist. I was so excited,” she added. Allison Jones’ personal philosophy can help others who are facing great challenges in life. “If I can do it, I’ll do it. If I can’t, I’ll just try harder,” she said. Is your cup half full or half empty? This perceptive question is a potent reminder that perspective is reality. What we see is what will be. If a great difficulty comes tumbling into our lives and we define it as a “catastrophe,” that is precisely what it will be. However, if we step back, detach ourselves slightly, then we can see possibilities and potentials not previously evident. The catastrophic view is that of a cup half empty. NOVEMBER 2017
T I M E LY W O R D S The detached view is that of a cup half full. There is a world of difference between the two views. “Attitudes are capable of making the same experience either pleasant or painful,” noted author John Powell. Train your eye to always see a cup half full, not half empty! A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
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T I M E LY W O R D S board. “With a small bounce, she launched herself upwards. She made a graceful arc in midair, then straightened and slipped into the water with hardly a ripple. A perfect dive!” Mary recalled. A lifeguard cheered and a friend said to the teenager: “Wow, your mom’s great.” The memory of her mother’s patience and determination that summer empowered Mary to face her bereavement more courageously and hopefully. “Twenty years later I stood at another daunting turning point in life. I knew the future would not be easy for my children or me, and there would probably be plenty of painful belly flops along the way. But I remember that summer at the pool.” Patience is a critical tool for coping when life deals us a harsh blow. Through patience a mother overcame fear and learned
to dive. Through patience a grieving young widow learned to deal with her bereavement. “Little strokes feel great oaks,” observed Benjamin Franklin. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. This statement has bee heard by most children as they have struggled with a particularly difficult school assignment. The popularity of this saying stems from its inherent wisdom, that persistence is productive. One of the most amazing examples of this persistence principle comes from Sue Whiting of Woking, England. In 1964, when she was 17, she took a
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