According To George. . .

Back in October of 2006, we  traveled with our daughters to the California coast  for a family wedding. While there, I decided I needed to take a 100 mile drive to Simi Valley and visit the Reagan Presidential Library.

9103x_1_ftc_dpI recall standing in front of his tomb, no one else around and  thinking about what a simple, yet great man he was.  Not perfect, just great. So moved by the occasion, I called a like-minded friend in Florida to share where I was.

I bought a few trinkets and books at the gift shop and discovered one of them in a drawer this evening.  It was a small book written by another great man,  George Washington’s Rules for Civility and Decent Behavior.   Click on the link above for all 110 rules.

Rule #56: Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation;  for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

I’d like to take up a collection  to buy one of these for every 6th, 7th and 8th grader in the Country.

Let’s face it, we need a little more civility and decent behavior, don’t we?




About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to According To George. . .

  1. Yes. We do. And I would like to take up a collection to get one for every 30, 40, 50 year old in the country.

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