I’ve resisted the urge to weigh in on national politics and the Trump election until now. I’m sure no matter what I say, it will be controversial.
I’ll never forget my father’s council when years ago he overheard a Mayor trying to get me to run for public office. “Son,” he said, after the Mayor had left the Dairy. “We have worked mighty hard to get and keep our customers. I’m afraid that you could offend half of them straight away if you were to be in public office.”
“If you want to serve your community,” he continued, “join a service club or volunteer to do any number of things that will help our city.” As usual, I thought that Dad didn’t trust my good judgment and my vast life experience! In reality, he was very wise. I only wish I could chat with him right now.
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