"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."--Abraham Lincoln
No, it is not Christmas as one might think from looking at my pic of the day, but it is the birthday of my uncle, D. Jo Ferguson, thus the plaid Scottish background and the letter "F".
My uncle died in January at the age of 87. He spent (quite literally) most of those years proud of the school, college, town, state and country he was from. He was a newspaper editor and wrote each week about the pride he had in the places he was from. In turn, at his funeral, it was quite evident from the crowd that my uncle had indeed touched the lives of many.
How many of us live by Lincoln's words? In this day and age it is so easy to turn away and not want to be part of things that are going on. But if each of us pledge to give our best to where we are from...........................just imagine!
I have linked this to Tracey's :http://acottageindustry.typepad.com/a_cottage_industry/2010/03/words-to-live-by-week-158.html