“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” L.M. Montgomery   

Thirty days hath perfection, she calls herself the month of June. It is raining again! A good morning to write my column. Life  revolves around special moments, especially in June having different meanings for different people.

One thing is for sure, we all enjoy sharing the warm sunlight beckoning us with long days to enjoy simple pleasures.

June is graduation month. We wish for all graduates happiness, success and a promising future. Education, knowledge and opportunity are gifts that speak powerfully to our hopes, fears and deepest needs.

So when we wish you every success, it is not simply to learn, but to succeed in cultivating your soul. We wish for you success in making a brighter and kinder world, intellectual accomplishments and a healthier happier and freer world.

Graduation is a reward for studying and persevering through all the challenges. For family and friends who played a part in the student’s education, it is your day as well. It is a day of celebration. Congratulations!

Another special moment in June is Father’s Day! “That’s my dad!” That is what Father’s Day is all about. Suddenly a new little person is in his arms. When children are born, fathers are as proud as any dad could be. Fatherhood and having children are real, transforming life. Fathers usually come to task without prior training.

Launching into baby care is a consuming task. Dads adjust to tilling the soil of their young child’s life. Raising children and being a good parent is a difficult kind of joy. There is a long demanding  course to be run. There are always surprises. Mixed emotions are what fathers have when their kids borrow $10 from him to buy a Father’s Day gift.

A great deal is expected of fathers and as society hurdles forward  there are many, many changes in family life. Fathers love, care for, watch over and provide for their children.

June 14  is an important day for our country. We celebrate Flag Day commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the second Continental Congress. On the same day, the army celebrates its birthday. Congress replaced the British flag symbols with a new design: a white background, 13 white stars on a blue field, 13 red and white stripes for each state.

Have you always wanted to write? Can you imagine the awesome creativity writing on the beautiful beach at Ocean Park? Can there be anything more authentic? And then enjoying coffee and pastry at the Ocean Park Library? Can you imagine the breathtaking foaming and crashing waves of blue and green?

The 79th Annual Conference, Aug. 12 to Aug. 16, is being planned. The  conference registration begins at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. There are several writing contest both in poetry and prose.

For more information, call 401-598-1424 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Our state has its own June beauty.

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