Seeing the world through the eyes of a child

The menu for the Luther site of the Lake County Meals Program for the week of July 18, 2011 is as follows:

July 18 – Lasagna, Italian veggies, garlic toast, tropical fruit

July 19 – Baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, biscuit, sliced beets, plums

July 20 – Tuna casserole, peas & carrots, tossed salad, pineapple

July 21 – Spanish rice, green beans, cole slaw, fruited jello

July 22 – Cabbage roll, baked potato, corn, muffin, banana

The following is an assortment of children’s stories, sent to me by my sister Betty. Every now and then I read them, just to lift my spirits.

Childhood Honesty - Don’t You Just Love Them

1. A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reinterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, “When I get to heaven, I will ask Jonah”.  The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”  The little girl replied “Then you ask him”.

2. A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”  Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”

3. The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted it on the apple tray.  “Take only ONE. God is watching.” Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.  A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples”

Don’t you just love little kids?

I remind you of the lab made available to you on Tuesdays at the Newkirk Township Hall. This lab is part of Spectrum Health in Reed City and is open to everyone.  All you need is an order from your doctor. The hours are 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a real asset to our community, especially now, with the price of gas so high. Please take advantage of this service so that it will continue to be available.

I would also remind you that there is music on Wednesday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Purchase Pavilion, next to the Newkirk Township Hall. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and come and enjoy! It’s free.

I cannot remind you often enough of the wonderful library we have in Luther. You could spend a whole day reading books, magazines or newspapers, as well as doing research on the many computers made available to you. We are so fortunate to have such a facility in our town. I can remember when the library was one little room at the side of the old bus garage, where the senior meals were served, way back when. We’ve come a long way, and I hope you all take full advantage of our good fortune!

Thought for the week: Fault finding is like window washing. All the dirt seems to be on the other side.

Have a great week.