Last week after 45 days of absolutely no rain in Little Rock, we had a flash flood. The ground was so hard it could not absorb the water fast enough, so rain rushed into my warehouse. Moments before we noticed the warehouse was flooding, lightning struck the cell tower across the street knocking out my telephones and computers.
Since nobody in the offices could work, we all gathered in the warehouse to start bailing water. The water was just an inch from reaching the bottom shelves of our inventory, so we were bailing fast. At first I had everybody with Rubbermaid trash cans scooping and running to the front door (the water was coming in the back door) and throwing it in the street. We were barefoot, pants rolled up and the concrete floor was wet and so slippery, I was just waiting for someone to slip and crack their head open.
Then words of wisdom from Kirk, an ex-Navy man, “Form a line to the front door and start passing buckets of water. You on the end start scooping water and passing it. When you get tired move to the other end of the line and the next guy moves up to scoop.”
Glory Be! We drained the warehouse so fast, efficiently and with distributed work effort. Thank you Captain Kirk.Flag and Banner
If you hear Hillary Clinton talking about a 95 year old woman that told her, “I was born in 1912, when women couldn’t even vote and now I am going to live long enough to see a woman President,” she is talking about my husband’s grandmother, Hazel.
Last week Hillary Clinton came through Little Rock. My husband, Grady, and I had the privilege of escorting his 95 year old grandmother, Hazel, to Kaki Hockersmith’s Edgehill home to meet Hilary. Hazel, though conservative, has always supported the Clinton’s. Hillary saw Hazel, and as always, was gracious enough to speak to her. After Hilary spoke with Hazel, Hilary found her sound bite of the week. But, it is not just a sound bite; it is a reality check for all of us. Most of us take everything we have for granted, even voting. America is the biggest and the best, but, so was Rome once. Everything changes and we should take our elections very seriously and make sure our votes are being counted honestly.
Hillary spoke on many topics, energy, education, environment, healthcare, but what struck me the most was her concern for the future and who would be the most qualified to lead our country.Flag and Banner