Posted by J L on March 21, 2013
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Last night I had the opportunity to attend one of the local Elk’s Lodges meetings, with one of my neighbors that has been trying for years to get me involved in one or more of the local civic organizations that he has faithfully belonged to for most of his adult life. It runs deep in his family and the community, which I think is pretty impressive. I am envious of people that can and do devote so much of their time and energy to the numerous charities and organizations that have been around for a good amount of time all across the country.
This particular Lodge is having a rough time recruiting enough members to keep all their positions filled and to head all of the various committees, etc… From what I hear that is happening with just about all the organizations, they are all in need of new blood and they seem to like the scent of my blood. They were all over me the minute I walked in the door. Don’t get me wrong, they were all very nice and no one invaded my personal space, which is something that I’m a real stinker with the older I get.
I came home with a nice stack of business cards with names and contact information. The one gent that I will give a call to works for the CSI Tech Staffing Agency and I know several professional people that are looking for employment and I’m always trying to network and advocate for them when I’m able to. And last night was the perfect time for that. It was an interesting evening, I’ll go back a few more times and see if it might be something that I would want to commit to.
I was told some time ago about a really cool website that I should check out at http://yitzgrossmanlawrence.com. Unfortunate for me I didn’t take quick action on it, but last night I had a few minutes to kill online and I’m glad that I did take the time to find it and see for myself. You see this is a site run and written by a rabbi by the name of Yitz Grossman and he has the most awesome posts written filled with not only love and compassion, but with a good amount of humor as well.
The first post that Yitz Grossman had on his page last night was about a women Irena Sendler who died in 2008 at the age of 98 and who did so much for the Jews in WWII and who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected although President Obama won the year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN and Al Gore also won for a slide show on Global Warming. Both great causes, but nothing in comparison to what this woman had gone through and done for so many people during the time of the awful Nazis regime back then.
I have bookmarked this rabbi’s site and plan on going back and visiting from time to time and I would urge others to take a look-see around this wonderful site as well.
I enjoy learning new words and I found a website that has “A Slang Word A Day” that is being emailed to me each day. It has been pretty interesting, so far. Today’s word was one that I’m not familiar with – ‘Sunday Face’ which I am told means “One’s best and most presentable face, as presented in church on Sundays” I’m so glad that I’m not the type to learn a new word each day and has to use it at least once in their day, that could be a real challenge on some of these words.
My wife and daughter have been busy with wedding plans for the big day in April 1st, 2012. A wedding this size will take a lot of planning so I guess I should just get used to the idea that my wife will be pretty much tied up with my daughter until then. I don’t know squat about weddings, the only thing that I had to do at my own wedding was to provide the names and addresses of my friends and family members that I wanted to have invited, attend my bachelor party and show up the next afternoon at the church, oh and of course I had to remember to bring the ring.
I wasn’t involved with finding the perfect minister, ordering the wedding invitations, picking out the flowers or finding the perfect cheap bridesmaid dresses. So all of this preparation was left up to my future bride, her mother and sisters and a few close friends. I knew there was a lot to the whole deal, but now watching my wife and daughter and all that they are having to do makes me appreciate all that is involved in putting on a big event, such as a wedding, and I’m glad that once again I only have a few things that I will be in charge of. The main task for me will be making sure the groom is at the church on time!