Spring has arrived and school is over and normally it is a time when we should be thinking what a wonderful time for the younger generation to be getting serious about their future in leadership. Somehow I don’t feel as good as I normally do about the prize that is being turned over to them.
It is with some trepidation that I must take a limited issue with your editorial of June 7. I speak from some experience as I have worked the Heartland Parade 22-plus years through a variety of circumstances.
George Washington Carver, the botanist and inventor — who as a black man in the Reconstruction era of 19th century America had reason upon reason for not succeeding — once observed, “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”