Elder Speak

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Elder Speak

Our world is different today. We email, we text, we tweet. Families live miles apart and no longer congregate regularly around the dining room table.

The Ripple Foundation offers a variety of programs throughout the year. Most of these take place over the fall and winter when I am not here. But I have attended Elder Speak for the past three years.

Four individuals are chosen each year to prepare for this event. They speak of their childhood, their careers, their marriages, their losses and their life experiences.

Yesterday the discussion centered around such topics as relationships and courage. The ideas of living, loving and learning were stressed.

A quote by Everett Berts, one of the Elders, jumped out at me. “There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.”

Thank you to the Ripple Foundation for sponsoring this event. And thank you to the Elders for sharing their valuable life lessons.

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