Mayor's Corner 08/23/2018
Our inaugural Trail Days is here! Our great new festival is this Friday and Saturday, with headquarters at the city park and events taking place throughout the valley and beyond.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteers have planned and worked very hard to bring this dream to fruition. We know it’s going to be great, and we expect it to grow and improve each year going forward. One of my assignments has been making arrangements to get some very talented Native American Dancers to come and share their wonderful culture with us. Please come to the park and enjoy all of the entertainment and above all, HAVE FUN!
For some reason, I almost said, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. I said that once in a Pam Williams play that I was in. My character was King Noah, and I had some wicked Priests that followed my lead. When I threw in that ad lib line, I thought that Pam would think it really funny. She didn’t. You see, this was her creation and her dream. She had written and rewritten the play until she was satisfied with every word, and she felt confident she had higher approval as well. Then some acting neophyte, pardon the pun, tried to change the flavor of the whole play by being silly.
My sweetheart-director in life often has plans for many things at home. She is organized and outworks me every day by hours. Often I don’t see her vision and waste my time and hers by organizing or reorganizing certain things. I’ve learned that I do not put pillows on the bed. I do not rearrange the fridge or cupboards.
To her dismay, I tried folding a quilt once and finally rolled it up. In this life it’s important to know your roll (or role); sorry, I couldn’t help it! Sometimes we have to fight the urge to rewrite the play. Life is a play and we are the actors. How we do our part can bless or curse those who occupy the stage with us.Mayor David Ogden