Monthly Archives: July 2009

Volunteer firefighters important

Over the past several years, I’ve learned how important a volunteer fire department is to a small community and the many ways it improves our lives. Fourth of July celebrations in Stratford are probably the ideal setting for a small-town movie scene. A community picnic is shaded by the old trees, followed by kids’ games, such as tug of war,… (more…)

Dream big rather than not at all

People are disappointing, especially the ones we believe in the most. We expect perfection from the imperfect. They have a set of ideals they choose to live by that we share. We hold them to a high standard and expect them to maintain those ideals. We do not allow room for failure or human weakness. Too often we are harder… (more…)