A touching note on Mother’s Day

Vi June, Reckonings
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Lots of Goings On

Former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton will rue the day she said, “What difference does it make?” regarding the September terrorist assault in Benghazi. 

Of course the Republicans are having a field day with that remark but they don’t finish the comment when she further says the State Department needs to get to the bottom of this attack which finally revealed the status of a regular terrorist attack. She goes on to say that our great loss was the death of our Ambassador and three other officials. 

Once again politics enters the picture as speculation is rampant that she is preparing to run for president in 2016.  She was an excellent secretary of state and it’s a shame her tenure is marred by this event.

Belated Happy Mother’s Day

Bob said it best when he stated, “Did I blow it again?”  He was worried that Mother’s Day had already passed so he wrote out a tender, loving verse written on a yellow legal pad.  Of course I loved that more than the finest card he could have bought. 

Anyway, to all good mothers, please accept my sincere wish that you have many more Happy Mother’s Days.

A Few Corrections

When I wrote about Mary last week I made a few errors in telling the story, but the biggest error was saying Mary is 97 years old.  Actually she is 94.  But she said she was okay with my mistake because the older you get the more stature you get.  Anyway, we had a good laugh and both of us said it was just “old age.”

A Sadness

I was so sad when I read former CU football coach Bill McCartney’s comment that he was lonesome and isolated after his wife Lyndi’s death a few weeks ago. 

I wanted to send him a card but evidently his phone number and address are unlisted.  I met Bill when I was serving in the Legislature and CU had won the national title. 

So Bill, if you read this know there are lots of folks in Westminster where you live who also feel so sad over your great loss.

A Happier Note

It’s that time of year when graduations will be in full swing. Hearty congratulations to all our graduates and best wishes for a bright future.

Nice to be Remembered

Had a nice note from Karen Drake, daughter of deceased parents Paul and Sally Zochall.  She lives in Steamboat Springs now and just wanted me to know she remembers me when I was Mayor of Westminster and her dad worked for the city.  Thanks for your good wishes, Karen.  Keep in touch.

Quote of the Week

“Happy Mother’s Day” from my son Dan and wife Susie. 

The card says “Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who rules the roost” and it plays “The Chicken Dance” music along, of course, with a picture of a mother hen.

Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned.

Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.