I love Pioneer Day and look forward to going to Monroe each year to enjoy the festivities. There’s first class entertainment, a great parade, and fun on the park. I considered entering the three-on-three basketball tournament, but She Who Shall Not Be Named
convinced me that I would have an unfair advantage with my age and experience. I wouldn’t want to intimidate those who are just learning how to run, dribble and dunk!
I was asked to speak at my church this Sunday about Pioneer, their commitment, and their great example to all of us. So far I’ve written twenty pages about how I feel about them. I was thinking of asking SWSNBN
to stand up when my time is up, but I fear she may stand up two minutes into my talk in hopes that I don’t mess up Sunday School. I have already made promises that I won’t mention her name, talk about our honeymoon, describe the first time we kissed, etc. I believe she’s drafting a written agreement for me to sign in front of a Notary.
We have family in South Sevier which makes going over there extra special. SWSNBN’s
brothers were all wrestlers and I watched many a match in the front room of the King home through the years. They wrestled and the furniture suffered. Here again I chose not to participate, as not to embarrass someone with my vast experience and expertise. I also enjoy walking and talking and I’m sure that one of those scissor holds could have interrupted our having a family.
Family. That’s what Pioneer Day celebrations are all about. Pioneers set an example of faith, commitment, determination and covenant-keeping that has blessed the whole family of man.
Mayor David Ogden