“My mother told me that while my father was away at war, that we would not cry the whole time. We would not shed a tear for three years. But my father knew that my mother would sneak off and cry on her own outside and he wanted someone to look after her when she would. He said not to let her know I was watching, but just be there if something happened to her. He said that he was very sorry to have to ask an eight year-old to do such a task, but that he was worried about his wife…So for three years, I secretly watched my mom sneak off and cry. She was so proud of herself for getting through the time my father was away all by herself. I think she was proud of herself until the day she died. And so I never told her I was there.” — Knolls Resident
Interestingly enough, Presidents’ Day never actually falls on a president’s birthday. While there are four presidents who were born in the month of February, they were either born before the third Monday in the month or after. So happy birthday to George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln…sometime this month!
In honor of today, here is quote by Thomas Jefferson to get you through tough times! His words are wise and remind us of all the great advice we hear from our residents.
“When angry, count to ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.”
— Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809
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