Eight-year-old Sally brought her report card home from school. Her marks were good…mostly A’s and a couple of B’s.
However, her teacher had written across the bottom:
Sally is a smart little girl, but she has one fault. She talks too much in school. I have an idea I am going to try, which I think may break her of the habit.
Sally’s dad signed her report card, putting a note on the back:
Please let me know if your idea works on Sally because I would like to try it out on her mother.
WRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY
The Holy Bible promises us three score plus ten years as a life span. Having lived almost seventy years, my shelf life is knocking on that “Best Used By Date.”
I ask myself, at this point, what advice would I give to humanity?
That is the most simple question in the world to me.
Earn yourself a Clear Conscience.
That degree does not come in the form of an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.
It comes from within your heart. It comes from the acquired ability to listen, understand and forgive.
It is personal.
In years past, I have lost the most important person who has ever and will ever exist in my life, along with many others who were “runner ups” in the race.
I thank Jesus for having allowed me through life to acquire the skills of listening, understanding and forgiving. These traits have allowed me to have beautiful, humorous memories and a clear conscience.
A Clear Conscience.
Such a superb gift. A gift that only you can earn for yourself.
Get you one, before someone who you love exceeds their “Best Used By Date.”
Death leaves a heartbreak that no one can heal….But life gives us memories that no one can steal.
WGN – 37-20-40 Chambers Railroad Covered Bridge – Built in 2011 in Lane County by Lane County spanning Coast Fork Willamette River south of E. Harrison Ave., single span, 78 feet long, Howe trusses
The bridge was built by the Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railroad in 1925 to transport logs across the Coast Fork Willamette River to a sawmill. The mill served by the bridge burned in 1943 ending its active use. In the 1950’s the bridge was abandoned when the railroad was sold for scrap. The western approach to the bridge was removed to the limits of an easement for South River Road. It was privately owned until December 2006, when the City of Cottage Grove purchased it. Work began in the summer of 2009 and the new bridge was completed in 2011.
PHOTOS BY: BILL BOWSER….FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO