"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 26 April 2012

Here's What I Said.

"It  was  never  part of Aurora's  culture to steep themselves in the past. There was  little to speak of. We are a young country. A young town.  Our past and our  present is one and the same."

The first part of that paragraph is cited in an anonymous comment

It needs to be read in context of the whole.

A hundred and fifty years grow  less,the longer one lives. It's   a matter of perspective.

2012 is one hundred and ten years since my mother was born.
A  hundred and thirty six since my grandmother's birth.

Their influence and presence  in  my life is still fresh and current.
 My mother died in 1992. The twenty years between have passed in a flash.

It  provides a measurement for  time, a focus to history, I didn't have when I was younger.

It brings it closer. Makes it more meaningful.

My  great- grandfather's generation  founded  Aurora.

I know what they came from and what they came to. I know what they made of it,  how hard that was and how much we owe.      


Anonymous said...

Actually, our little country crossroads has been here over two hundred years.

Anonymous said...

"The first part of that paragraph is cited in an anonymous comment"

So, where's the full comment of 'what I said'?

Anonymous said...

1:44 PM
Yes, it was here and people went straight through it stopping only to water the horse or later on to change a tire. You are not going to catch Evelyn up on history. Just give the nit-picking a bloody break.

Anonymous said...

You're right, 5:25, what's a half-century here or there?

Anonymous said...

"You are not going to catch Evelyn up on history."

How about geography? *cough* number of golf courses *cough*

Anonymous said...

Or arithmetic......

But then she admits that she does not understand the accounting process of the Town anyways, why get bogged down in semantics