Children Do Grow Up Fast — Remember Your Mothers

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Sunday is Mother’s Day and in honor of my mother and all mothers —

Do you remember when your child was little and you were the mother that could do anything? Do you remember when they were about 8 years old and your child thought you knew a lot, and could not do anything wrong?

Then all of a sudden they turned 12, and they thought that Mom really doesn’t know quite everything.

Then, look out when they reach 13, and you ask yourself, “Where did my little girl go?” You are all of a sudden a dinosaur, you know nothing, and you are totally old-fashioned.

By the time they reach 18, you are considered an old woman and completely out of date. But there is hope when they reach 25 they might think you know just a little.

Then when they are 35, they definitely want your opinion. At age 45, they wonder what Mom would have thought about it, and at age 65, they would give anything to talk it over with Mom.

So, remember your mother this Mother’s Day, because someday you will think she is the greatest.

On this Mother’s Day, to all the moms out there and to all those who want to be moms, to all the foster moms out there, and all those who have adopted, and especially to my mom, for she is the greatest.

Mother’s Day wishes

I wish you all a day of ordinary miracles, a fresh pot of coffee that you did not have to make, an unexpected phone call from an old friend or lost relative. I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in. I hope you get the fastest line in the grocery store and a friendly clerk. Your keys are right where you look, not in the bottom of your purse. I wish you a day of happiness and perfection. I want all of you to know that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gently because you are so special and rare. I wish all of you a day of total peace, happiness and joy. I wish all of you the best Mother’s Day ever.

Fire board meeting

Don’t forget the next fire board meeting scheduled for Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. If you are concerned about your taxes, you need to attend and voice your opinion.

Monday, May 4 there was a meeting about the proposed tax increase for concerned residents of the district held at the Christopher Creek Lodge. Twenty-eight residents attended this meeting. The meeting was conducted by Gordon Canyon resident Gene Zehring.

Gene is captain of the Gilbert Fire Department. He has 28 years in fire science and 17 years in as a paramedic. Gene spoke about an alternative to hiring three full-time paramedics. He said they hire off-duty paramedics and pay them $15 an hour. They do not have to give benefits or retirement. He also said there is no shortage of paramedics that would be willing to do this.

He said we really don’t need that many paramedics due to calls and number of medical responses. Lifestar is 30 minutes away and a helicopter is 15 minutes.

Fire board president, Debbie Dawson, was on hand to answer any questions. Gene said if you are concerned about the tax rate going up, and it will if you do nothing, attend the next board meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 11 and voice your opinion.

Birthdays

Art Gardner and Cindy Sabo will be adding another candle to their cake on May 12, Jackie Ezzell will have another birthday May 14, and Pam Milhon will be adding another candle to her cake May 15. Wishing all of you a happy birthday.

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