Leaving a Legacy for the Future


Some people think I was never younql Just ask my children when they were younger or my grand-children or my great grand-daughter. They have all formed a committee (I call them the committee of"They") to be available to help Grandpa with his cell phone, wristwatch, computer, surround sound and T.V.

Children are really something these days. They are bright, quick and incredibly intelligent. It takes a myriad of activities to keep and hold their attention. The information has to come at them quickly and in volumes.

I have found, though, when it comes to animals and birds, most young people always want to take a look, pet or feel some- thing new and unusual. We have people stop or drive by all the time just to see our animals and birds.

I had an experience just recently that brought to my mind a different perspective on Leaving a Legacy for the Future. I had one of my Boy Scouts (from when I was a scoutmaster 28 years ago) Ray, call me and ask if he could bring his son over because his son was working on his birding merit badge.

When they were at our farm my wife,Marilyn, said, "Let's get a picture:' So -" the Old Scout Master, me, the Scout, Ray, (who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the  highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America) and his son, Parker, the 3rd generation and soon to be Eagle Scout posed together. What an opportunity to share ... that young man was in seventh heaven...