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Letter to the editor: Nothing wrong with the kids

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014

What is wrong with kids nowadays? How many times have we heard that?

Do you remember Hillary Clinton saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? What about “children live what they learn”? Or, “lead by example”? Folks, we are the village, we are the teachers and we are the example.

Last Saturday, April 12, I had the great honor of coordinating the after-prom party for Lingle-Fort Laramie schools. I haven’t had so much fun in years! Sure, I needed pain relievers because my legs hurt afterward.

Yes, I had only five days to put it together. To those of you who said it couldn’t be done, WRONG. No, I didn’t have a lot of help; however, the help I got was great. I met some awesome people. The most important thing was I had the heart-warming experience of hearing young people laugh, a gift no money can buy.

The support from the merchants in our area was so overwhelming at times I was brought to tears. It gives “Live Local” a whole new meaning.

Nope, the party wasn’t perfect. No, I didn’t like sweeping up the hay from the roping area. No, I wasn’t pleased with the young men who were asked to take the garbage out and did not (I need to talk with their parents).

Was it a great party? Yes. Did the kids shake my hand and tell me “thanks”? Yep. Were there any problems? No! No one got hurt, everyone got a gift and everyone had plenty of food and pop!

So, please don’t complain that something didn’t get done or that it wasn’t good enough. Be a part of this wonderful community we live in.

My grandma always said, “Many hands make light work!” These children deserve our very best. Our local merchants were quick to give generously in their gifts and seemed pleased to know it went well.

Thank you LFL for giving my heart sunshine! Oh, and yes, I would do it again! Many thanks to everyone. Lastly, if there is something wrong with the kids today, it’s “our fault – not theirs.


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