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Summer 2012 In This Edition Good News

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Gardening Tips

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Recipe Corner

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Frugal Living

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Nutrition Nook

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My Hometown

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Roving Reporter

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Diversity Minute

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Employee Spotlight

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Summer Games

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Story Time

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Literary Lane

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Summer Events

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2012 Owlympics

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Fatherhood

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Thought for the Day

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Calendars Summer Games

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The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University Your Success, Our Goal!

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Don & Sue King celebrated 30 years of marriage on June 25th.

Sam Cherof, son of Jennifer Cherof graduated from Lassiter High School in May and will be attending The University of Alabama in the fall. Alabama is also Jennifer’s Alma Mater. “Roll Tide”…. Sam also won the state wide Georgia Art Education Award on Saturday May 5th at KSU and was awarded a $1000 scholarship to KSU. His work is being exhibited in the Fine Arts Gallery on campus. Congratulations Sam and Jennifer!!

Our very own Courtney Lancaster was inducted into the Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society on April 19th.. Only 3% of the previous year’s Greek population are allowed acceptance into this prestigious group. Way to go Courtney!!

Professor Christine Wade, daughter of Judy Grancher and wife of Greg Waddell, was recently awarded the Alumni Associations Award for Distinguished Teaching at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Proud Momma Judy says, “It’s the most prestigious award given to a faculty member at Washington College.” Congratulations!!!

Collin James Cook made his much anticipated appearance on June 7, 2012. Weighing in at 8lbs. 7oz. & measuring 22” in length, Collin is the first child for Kevin & Kelly Cook and first grandchild for Gary & Meryl Cook. Congratulations!!!

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PLANTS ADVICE FOR NOW, AND FOR LATER by Lyn Cohen

season variety for proper pollination.) Leave 5 feet for each plant, which can become a small tree over 10 years.

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e are all enjoying the beautiful flowers that summer annuals and perennials bring us every summer, and this year the color show started a little early. For this reason, you will need to prune or cut back your flowering plants a bit sooner as well, especially to keep them going throughout the long summer.

“leggy,” it is time to get out the scissors or the pruners and trim them back. Water in a good fertilizer after you do this, and in a few short weeks, you will have flowers AND fuller more attractive plants.

Now is also the time to be thinking about how to have a nice view in your yard all year long. There are many plants that provide a variety of visual interest year ‘round.

Blueberries give you fruit in the summer and lovely red leaves in the fall. (Be sure to plant at least two – one early, one mid (or late)

varieties of holly have red berries that attract birds and look outstanding on the green leaf background. Yaupon hollies require a female and male plant to pollinate and produce berries (on the female).

asking about Euonymus alatus, or Burning Bush that comes up brilliant red after being hardly noticed all summer. This is striking in the landscape in fall, but remember it is deciduous and looses all its leaves after the frost.

An under-used plant in our landscapes with a tolerance for drought is the brilliant purple colored Continus coggygria, or Smoke Bush. Becoming a large shrub or small tree, this specimen sends up pink plums (the ’smoke’) in spring. In fall it becomes brilliant orange/yellow. 43


Paleo Muffins 1 C almond butter 1 C almond meal/flour 3 eggs, whisked 1/2 C raw honey 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 C coconut oil, melted 1/2 C dark chocolate chips (70% cacao) 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 350* Beat eggs Add all ingredients together & mix well until smooth Put muffin cup holders in tin & fill about 1/2 way full Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes

Creamy Avocado Cucumber Soup 3 lg. cucumbers—peeled, seeded & coarsely chopped 2 lg. avocados - peeled, pitted & coarsely chopped 2 T olive oil 2 limes, juiced 1 lg. clove garlic Salt & pepper to taste 1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved Place cucumber, 1 avocado (peeled & pitted), olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt & black pepper in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir chopped avocado & tomatoes into soup. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Homemade Ice Packs (Replaces store bought) Supplies Needed:  Rubbing alcohol  Water  Two freezer bags Directions: 1. Mix two parts water and one part rubbing alcohol together in one of the freezer bags. Seal tightly. 2. Use the second freezer bag to double bag your mixture. 3. Freeze until rubbing alcohol and water gels. Courtesy of: www.frugalliving.about.com

I know this may seem a little odd, but I have recently discovered a new love for White Distilled Vinegar (thanks to Pinterest!). I never realized how many uses there were and how much money it could save me! I found a great website that lists 1001 Uses for White Distilled Vinegar. Listed below are a few favorites that I wanted to share with you: Clean Countertops (not marble)  Rid a faucet of lime deposits  Clean and disinfect baby toys Use as a bathroom cleaner (mixed w/Dawn detergent)  Add it to the laundry 

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LOCAL OR ORGANIC – WHICH IS BETTER?

by Karen Smith

endure other “unnatural” treat- pesticide is “safe” for humans ments so they can tolerate the (long term studies have not been completed), it is best to trip. minimize exposure. oth! If you are still shopping in a large If you could make one change supermarket chain for towards healthier eating this your fruits and vegetables you summer I recommend becomhave been missing out on freshing familiar with the fruits and ness, flavor, nutrients and quite vegetables that have the possibly a healthy boost for highest exposure to pesticides your immune system. and begin buying these organic whenever possible. The way food is grown makes a

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Locally grown food has full

Print the chart on the next page, and keep it handy while you shop. When tested, the items on the “Dirty Dozen” list contained anywhere from 4767 pesticides per serving!

flavor. Produce that is shipped from other parts of the world is Shop local. Find a local Farmers harvested early and refrigerat- Market in your area by clicking If you are eating non-organic ed; therefore, they don’t ripen this link: naturally and never develop full http://www.localharvest.org/ make sure to wash your produce well. There are several products on the market for this Even better – buy purpose, but you can mix the organic. Conven- following solution at home. To tionally grown food use: spray your produce, let it is grown with set for several minutes and pesticides. Farmers rinse with water. need pesticides 1 cup water that are toxic 1 cup white vinegar enough to kill pests 1 Tbsp. baking soda but not people. ½ lemon Since it is not easy flavor. Foods that are shipped to determine how much of a have added preservatives and 6


Pesticide in Produce Chart

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Seattle was originally peopled by several Indian tribes until the Denny Party arrived in 1851, as place names reflect: i.e. Puyallup, Snoqualmie, & Seattle. The key founders each started plotting out streets… sadly they didn’t work together so, we have several off kilter grids. (See Insert) The land they settled on was mainly tide flats, so after a few years it sank, and they had to build up a whole new layer of town. When you visit, be sure to take the Underground tour, which contains a wealth of funny stories about the changes that happened to the city during these years (www.undergroundtour.com). When visiting downtown, please remember this street name mnemonic: “Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Protest.” The east/west streets are in pairs with first letters matching the phrase: i.e. Jefferson, James, Cherry, Columbia, etc. Seattle’s had several noteworthy industries through the years. It started with Logging, then was the jumping off point for the Alaskan Gold Rush, Boeing grew up after WWII, the music scene in the 60s to the 90s (Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam) and finally Microsoft and Amazon. I worked several years at the Microsoft production plant, until they sold it to focus on research and development. My recommendations to visit include:  Space Needle (www.spaceneedle.com) fabulous view,

and kid’s love riding the monorail (www.seattlemonorail.com). If they sit in front, the drivers let them blow the horn. You’ll see EMP (Experience Music Project) (www.empmuseum.org), some call it, the Space Needle’s packing paper.

 Snoqualmie Falls and Salish Lodge, which serves

an awesome breakfast! You’ll need a car (www.snoqualmiefalls.com).

 Ferry to any island

(www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries).

There’s nothing, as relaxing, as riding up front with the breeze in your hair, watching seagulls surf the air currents and catch tossed treats.

Photography by Timi Ewbank

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“Everybody Loves Raymond.” Because my mother was a lot like the matriarch of the family, and there are some similarities I think in ethnic faith.

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“ If your life was a sit-com, what would the title be, & why?

...thinking of a song instead ...”What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been” by the Grateful Dead. Growing up as a Midwestern Kansas girl...never thought I’d leave there. It’s been quite a traveling life—Guam, Toronto, NY/NJ, and now here for 16 yrs.

Let me get my lipstick on ! I need some thinkin’ time.. It would be “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” ‘Cause she’s a single mom, and I think she’s very funny! “Do my best to get what I want.” Everybody tries to get what they want...I try to accomplish everything that I have in mind.

“Life without limits!” ~ I’m starting my bucket list early.

“You made your bed; now lie in it.” ~ People need to be responsible for their choices. That would make a great sit-com actually, to call people out.

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What (or where) is the most unusual place you have been, and why?

The first time I went to Las Vegas—there was an adult industry convention there. It was surprising...it was a shocker (lol)!

In a swamp on an airboat in LA south of New Orleans. My uncle is a wildlife fishery game warden, and we used to go on the airboat...didn’t know where I was. He fed the alligators chickens and marshmallows!

My crawl space in my old house! It was the worst thing in the world because it was scary in there. We were little-with my uncle, trying to see what was under there. And it was really scary, and I wouldn’t go in!

Going back to Mexico as an adult. I remember from when I was little. Going back-being used to the way life is hereto the life where there’s no hot water, is a most unusual thing.

Ahhhh...I’ve been to Wimbledon. I like tennis, but I was doing a study abroad program in college. And it would be starting about this time.

When I was on a bus ride right after Mt. Saint Helens exploded...we had to go through the volcano area. You could see all the built up mud slides and ash everywhere. We had to detour around Hwy 5 which is the main highway through Washington.

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by Tamara Grooms

The subject of my diversity article for this issue is a person who is near and dear to my heart, my son Jeremy. When I think about having opportunities to meet diverse people and experience diverse cultures, he naturally comes to mind. As I write this article, Jeremy is in route to South Africa with his employer, Disney on Ice. Jeremy has had the opportunity to travel to over 18 countries and 34 states in the past 4 years as an Audio Engineer for Ringling Bros Circus and now with Disney on Ice. He also took a six-month break from touring to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (2,179 miles) in 2010 which gave him the opportunity to meet some very diverse people under some, at times, harsh living conditions. I hope you enjoy this interview with my son, my adventurer and world traveler, Jeremy Grooms. Tamara: Tell us about a typical week for you on tour? Jeremy: We generally spend only one week in a city. Late Sunday evenings and Mondays are typically travel days for us. Tuesdays are free days to explore the city. Wednesdays we load in the equipment, setup, and test. Thursdays we have an afternoon practice and a late evening show. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are typically 12-hour days with 3 shows, and then we load out Sunday evening. Tamara: How many people tour with the show? Are most of them Americans? Jeremy: We have 60-70 people who tour with each show. When I toured with the circus the performers were mainly from Eastern Europe or Russia. For Disney on Ice, most of the skaters come from the U.S. and Canada. The people who support the show, like my position, come from all over the world. Tamara: Do you ever have problems due to language barriers? I know you only took a little Spanish in high school. Jeremy: No. I’ve learned not to be so afraid to try to communicate when you are in a foreign country. I believe this has helped me learn some of their common phrases. When we travel to a new city, we hire some of the locals to help us with the load in and load out. I have to direct these crews even though I don’t always speak their language. You just do the best you can and use hand signals or draw what you are trying to communicate. People are willing to meet you part way, if you just try. Also, as you know, I am not a picky eater, so sometimes when we are in a foreign country, where I don’t know the language, I will just point to something on the menu. It is always fun to see what I ordered when the waiter or waitress returns with my food. I haven’t been disappointed yet by what I chose. 11


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Tamara: What has been your favorite place to visit so far and why? Jeremy: My favorite place is Seville, Spain. I’ve had the opportunity to tour there twice. They have beautiful women, everyone is friendly, and the atmosphere is very laid-back and relaxed. They take a siesta to rest in the afternoons, and then the restaurants and bars stay open until the early hours of the morning filled with people enjoying themselves with friends and family. My second favorite place would be Dublin, Ireland because of the beautiful country and very friendly people we met. The Guinness was not too bad either. Tamara: Is there anywhere that you haven’t visited yet, that you really want to see? Jeremy: I want to tour Southeast Asia and Japan. Tamara: What have you learned from your experiences of meeting and working with so many diverse people from all over the world? Jeremy: Everyone is really the same no matter what their backgrounds may be. They all desire comfort and happiness but they have slightly different outlooks or different routines to achieve these goals. I really enjoy working with people who have different ways of doing things. Most of them don’t stress out too much about life, just like me. Tamara: Now that you are a seasoned traveler, what tips would you give to others? Jeremy: I always wear flip flops to the airport, bring a good book to pass the time, make sure my iPad and phone are fully charged, and bring melatonin and ear plugs for a good night’s sleep. Tamara: Where do you see yourself in the next ten years? Jeremy: You know I can’t answer that type of question, because I don’t ever like to think that far ahead. I do know that I would like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail that runs up the west coast of the U.S. from Mexico to Canada, complete the TransAmerican Bike route across the U.S., and continue to see more of the world. People, like me, who enjoy touring, love to live in the moment. They have a sense of adventure and can easily adapt to new situations, and their desire for new experiences is greater than their need for security and stability. I feel very lucky to have a job where I get to see the world and meet so many different people. Life is good! 12


Name: Robert Head Job Title: Administration Specialist lll/Security I have been with CCPE since… November 15, 2010 The things I enjoy about my job are… being in my position of being able to help others in their endeavors, to make people feel they are safe, to meet different people from other cultures and learn from them as well. My favorite CCPE or other class I have taken is…. Chemistry for Polymers & Resins, Electronic Degree at DeVry Institute, Human Resources, Project Management, Customer Service, FEMA, because… these classes are what has made me what I am today. Each one has played a big role in my life and has given me a broad understanding of the importance of education for anyone to succeed. Something unique about me is… We are the modern day Brady Bunch! My family consists of….. My wife Lisa, my sons: Nick 21 and Nick 20 both in college, one at Central Georgia and the other at Lee University in Tennessee and my daughters Kayley 18, who just graduated from Sprayberry High School and is going to pursue a degree in nursing at Dalton State, Heather 15, a Sophomore at Wheeler High and last but not least the ‘LIL BOSS’ of the house Zoe 7, who is now a second grader and goes to East Valley Elementary. As a child I grew up in... Puerto Rico. I lived there until I was 13 years old. My father was in the service at that time. When he left the service he stayed and worked for Coke to open their new plant. We then moved back to the states and he decided to go to work with the Atlanta Police Department where he retired from as a Major after 32 years of service. My Dad was known in the metro area as “the Whistling Cop,” for his unique ability to whistle through his teeth while directing traffic. At this time we lived in Brookhaven just north of Buckhead, where I completed school and went in the Military. This was the time of Vietnam and I flew Naval Air helicopters. When I returned from service I went to college for my Chemistry and DeVry for my Electronics degrees. I followed in my father’s footsteps and got into the Law Enforcement. First I went with the Department of Corrections for 9 years, then with the Fulton County Sheriff Department for 17 years. When 9/11 came along, I moved to Augusta Ga. and went with Homeland Security and trained Military Police and Civilian Contract personnel to be sent overseas for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan for 9 years. We now live in East Marietta, but are moving up to the Rome area this summer. I grew up in the country and now it is time to go back to the country. In my free time I… like to work with my hands whether it be building something, fixing something around the house, building and refinishing furnisher, working on cars or doing my “Honey-Do” list. I also like to go horseback riding and travel often up to Rome, Ga. The most unusual thing I have ever done is… As a Little League coach at Shaw Park I traded players to get my now stepson Nick on my team so I could meet his Mom. It paid off, too, because she is now my wife!

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By Connie Smith

Growing up with my dad was a lot of fun. He was a professional man, going off to work at GA Power each day. In the evenings at dinner, daddy would tell us stories about what he had encountered while he was away, or maybe if we were lucky, a story from his childhood. You see my dad grew up on a farm, and he and his brother were famous for getting into all kinds of trouble. As the family and various friends would sit, daddy would tell stories about the time the chickens drowned in their coup or putting snakes in their new step-mother’s bed. There were tales about teasing the goats and skinny dipping in the nearby watering hole. How simple and wonderful those days must have been! So, I decided that such stories must be passed on to others. That is of course, how they will continue to live on and so will my dad! The chicken story is famous. Anyone that knows my dad has heard it. My dad’s mom died when he was 7 years old, leaving my grandfather with 2 little boys to raise. Fortunately, they lived on a farm with their grandmother, who was known affectionately as Big Mama. Granddad would go to town to work in the mill each day, while the boys went to school and helped with the chores. Spare time on the farm apparently can be a bad thing! The boys were always looking for something to do. One particular day, as my granddad started off to work, he told his boys to stay close to home and watch over the chickens. The weather was forecast for possible showers that afternoon. Their grandmother had gone to town to shop that day so the boys were… on their own. As children

often do, they ignored their father’s instructions, hopped on their bikes and headed for the nearest tennis court. After playing a few sets, the rain began to fall. The boys jumped back on their bikes and headed for the farm. Now, there’s a little known fact about chickens and rain. Chickens will stand and look up at the sky (beaks open) and fill up with water until they literally drown!

And, so they did. Once arriving home the boys built a big fire in the country fireplace, laid out their grandmothers handmade quilts, and started placing those wet smelly chickens on them to dry. One by one the chickens started to come around. As soon as one would peep and start to stagger around a bit, the boys would grab it up and toss it back into the coup. If you can imagine a hot sweltering day with the fire blazing and those wet chickens in the house. When their father came home that evening, all the birds were back where they belonged, but he knew what must have happened because the house smelled fowl! To all you great dads out there, I hope you had a Happy Father’s Day! Make good memories for you and your children. Just think, what will your kid’s remember about you? 15


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by Lyn Cohen

loved this book by former Atlantan, Mary Kingsley. I met Mary as a guest of my author friend Renea Winchester at a recent meeting of writers. Renea has written several books including, "In the Garden with Billy.” The authors' group was a gathering of successful and new writers who meet periodically to support one another in their respective journeys. Apparently, that is what happens when one writes a book.

And that is what happens when you read "Angel.”

Set in small town Tennessee in the 1970's, a young, almost teen, girl learns about life and family relationships in her journey to adulthood.

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character development was the best part of the book for me. I felt like I was 13 again. It validated all those awkward moments and endless questions that pop into our minds and muddy with our young emotions. It also took me back to a very familiar time, as I was almost the same age as the main character in the early 70’s, living in small town Iowa.

This book is available as an e-reader on Amazon and in select book stores, including Bookmiser at Sandy Plains Rd and Hwy 92 near Roswell. Enjoy! 16

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CCPE Owlympic Team & Spirit Squad Erica Cochran ~ Captain Michelle Girage Leanne Smith Jennifer Cherof Carla Barnes Beth Major Connie Smith Helen Pelley Aimee Roper ~ Volunteer Chris Beam ~ Volunteer Mary Hiatt ~ Cheer Squad Timi Ewbank ~ Cheer Squad Sandra Cobb ~ Cheer Squad Leslie Compton ~ Cheer Squad

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Fatherhood--No one can take your “seat.” You are irreplaceable. by John Roland

A Father is a protector for his children. A protector is one who defends and guards one from attack, loss, annoyance, and insult. The planet Jupiter "is our first line of defense" says Allan Boss, an astrophysicist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. "It is something like 99.9 percent efficient at throwing dangerous space junk, asteroids, and meteorites back out to interstellar space." How does that happen? Jupiter is 318 times heavier than earth. Because of its mass, Jupiter creates a huge gravitational field that acts as a giant cosmic vacuum cleaner, drawing the "junk" that floats into the gravitational field toward it and away from other planets. Considering Jupiter's protective role, the ancient Romans unknowingly named the mighty planet well. In Old Latin, Jupiter means "Sky-Father.

What does a protecting Father look like?? INDIAN BOY—LASTING INVESTMENT IN CHILD—Story by Leonard Sweet One tribe of native Americans had a unique practice for training young braves. On the night of a boy's thirteenth birthday, he was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone. Until then he had never been away from the security of his family and tribe. But on this night he was blindfolded and taken miles away. When he took off the blindfold, he was in the middle of thick woods. By himself. All night long. Every time a twig snapped, he probably visualized a wild animal ready to pounce. Every time an animal howled, he imagined a wolf leaping out of the darkness. Every time the wind blew, he wondered what more sinister sound it masked. No doubt it was a terrifying night for many. After what seemed like an eternity, the first rays of sunlight entered the interior of the forest. Looking around, the boy saw flowers, trees, and the outline of the path. Then, to his utter astonishment, he beheld the figure of a man standing just a few feet away, armed with a bow and arrow. It was the boy's father. He had been there all night long.

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Do you work from behind the scenes ?? Be ENCOURAGED !!

Churchill indicated that someone from the crowd might say, "Where were they during the critical days of the struggle?" And the voices of thousands of men would respond, "We were in the earth with our faces to the coal." It's said that tears appeared in the eyes of the hardened men. And they returned to their inglorious work with steely resolve, having been reminded of the role they were playing in their country's noble goal of pursuing freedom for the Western World. Citation: John Maxwell, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Thomas Nelson, 2001); submitted by Kirk

The story is told of the foreman on a building site who asks one of the builders what he is doing. The builder replies, "I'm breaking rocks." Another worker is asked the same question, and he answers, "I'm earning for my family." The question is posed to a third worker. With a glint in his eye, he responds, "I'm building a cathedral." Submitted by Owen Bourgaize, Guernsey, United Kingdom

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So prime minister [Winston Churchill] faced thousands of coal miners one day and told them of their importance to the war effort, how their role could make or break the goal of maintaining England's freedom. Churchill painted a picture of what it would be like when the war ended, the grand parade that would honor the people who fought the war. First would come the sailors of the navy, the people who continued the tradition of Trafalgar and the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Next would come the best and brightest of Britain, the pilots of the Royal Air Force, who fended off the German Lutwaffe. Following them would be the soldiers who fought at Dunkirk. Last of all would come the coal-dust-covered men in miners' caps.

thought for the day . . .

During World War II, when Britain was experiencing its darkest days, the country had a difficult time keeping men in the coal mines. Many wanted to give up their dirty, thankless jobs in the dangerous mines to join the military service, which garnered much public praise and support. Yet their work in the mines was critical to the war. Without coal, the military and the people at home would be in trouble.

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John Maxwell, in The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, writes:

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