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Weeks later…

These weeks later, as summer fades into fall-wth a taste of fall weather included- and as I help my girls get ready for school (shoe shopping, labelling folders, notebooks, crayons and markers), I can still go off an a tangent about this summer’s experience. We went on a family camping trip last week, and I made it until the third night before I broke out the pictures and went off about what fun I had this summer. My hubby was amazed at my restraint. I really had a great time at Syberg’s a couple of weeks ago. I have not been able to make any more yet, but I hope that the happy hours will continue.

I imagine life has settled back down for most of us. I stumbled onto Bill’s website and saw that he has undertaken a major project–quitting smoking. Let me be the first here to say “Way to go, Hennessy!” In case any of you didn’t know, my mom died of lung cancer 3 weeks after I graduated from DB, and needless to say, my senior year was pretty difficult. Being back in the Guild this summer was pretty special to me, because 3 of my classes that year were with the Leibrechts–Theater Crafts, Acting and my religion class. Jim and Sandy were very supportive of me that year. They even came to my mom’s wake. I don’t know if they are aware how much that meant to me. Anyway, in a jumbled up way, all this is connected–the Guild, the hazards of smoking, the Leibrechts, etc. If I nag or pester about smoking, it’s really is just because I care, and cancer is not pretty. Life’s pretty risky without stacking the deck. Don’t do that to your kids!

Okay, enough soap boxing. I hope you are all well and happy!
Love to all
Carrie

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.