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Friday, September 2, 2011

4-H days

Try to remember back in your 4-H days
when it was a mandatory part of your school years.
My parents were older and we didn't participate in
organized sports or clubs.
Our afternoons and weekends were filled with good
old afternoon sitcoms and playing outside with
neighborhood friends.
Some days, if it was cold and rainy, all I did
was excitedly jump off the bus, to a warmed house
with snacks and my Daddy waiting , to put on
my PJ's and do nothing...
ahhhhhh, how some things have never changed in my life.
Okay, back to the topic...
4-H was different, however.
It was mandatory and everyone, I mean everyone participated.
If it was for school, Daddy made sure we did what was asked.
Back then, a school must have been compensated for how many
children were in the club because it was pushed big time.
So many good memories surround BETTER BREAKFAST posters
and sewing an apron at school. Filling out record books
and attending achievement day on a school bus.
Once we were in 7th grade and went to middle school, though
the club became elective and unfortunately, as most tweens
are, if I didn't have to do it, I wasn't doing it.
Which brings me to this sweet girl who is going to already be 12
on Saturday. Abby loves, loves 4-H.
I wish we had had a leader like Abby in the 7th grade to push
us to stay in this awesome club.
Abby loves everything she has interest in and gives it all her "gusto"
My post this morning is thanks to her grandfather, David
who shared the great news that Abby was voted president
of her 4-H club!
It no longer is a mandatory club. Not only being in it
but also running for president says a lot for how
much she loves it and of her confidence skills. She had to
write a paper explaining why she should be President.
I won't share the whole contents of the letter because
I don't have permission to do so, but "Oh my!"
I have no doubt her letter written to the topic,
WHY SHOULD I BE ELECTED 4-H PRESIDENT
was the best of all entries.
I think, for me, the most important part of her paper
was her desire to increase the participants of her
school club. I hope she succeeds at this and just have no
doubt she will. You see, Ab's is the kind of girl, student,
who when has a mission, will do it.
Her love for animals and the way she handles herself
not only at these 4-H achievement days has shown she
is not only equipped for the job, but is the best for the position.
Congrats to Abby and her parents for another job well-done.
I love her so big!

3 comments:

  1. ABBY IS MY GANDaughter, i am so proud of her, my heart feels like it will burst with pride, abby the next things i will say is for you,I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, I KNOW YOU THINK OFTEN OF PAW PAW JOE YOU NEVER KNEW HIM AND YET YOU SPEAK OF HIM AS IF YOU DID. THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM YOUR DAD HE LOVED HIS DAD SO MUCH THAT SOMETIMES IT'S HARD FOR HIM TO TALK ABOUT HIM, ABBY PAW PAW JOE WOULD HAVE BEEN SO PROUD OF YOU, LRT ME TELL YOU WHAT HE USED TO SAY ABOUT YOUR DAD WHEN HE DID SOMETYHING HE LIKED AND I QUATE. THAT'S MY BOY, SO ON BEHELFT OF YOUR PAW PAW JOE AND I QUATE, THAT'S MY GIRL KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, LRT MAMAW KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH YOUR LIFE, I CAN ONLY SEE GREAT THINGS FOR YOU I LOVE YPU MAMAW, PS, WRITE ME OFTEN.

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  2. Thank ya'll so much! We are very proud of our girl. She loves you both and thanks you for the wonderful things that you said about her.

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  3. Develyn Dupeire LeeSeptember 9, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Congratulations Abby!!! :-)

    So glad to see you are so passionate with something. And hey, if you can't get the kids to join 4-H, I'm sure you'll at least have them laughing. You do have your father's sense of silly humor!!! Guy & I were so close as young children, well we did live next door to one another! ha! But some of my fondest memories are he and I playing "Peter Pan" in the tractor tire swing, having Uncle Joe and my Daddy, Louis, take us for rides on the homemade tractor through the cane fields, fishing for crawfish in the ditches with baloney! He was, your father Guy, so silly then and still is. Aunt Simone let him paint his bedroom at their new house down Hwy. 1 and it was this crazy dark blue color!! But it was what Guy wanted, haha.

    Again, congrats Abby and I hope that whatever goals you set for yourself as President of 4-H, that you accomplish them all!!

    Love,

    Cousin Dev.

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