Patriot News 03/25/2021

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BARELY

Barely the day started and it’s already six in the evening.

Barely arrived on Monday and its already Friday.

… and the month is already over.

… and the year is almost over.

… and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.

… and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.

… and we realize it’s too late to go back.

So… 

Let’s try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time…

Let’s keep looking for activities that we like…

Let’s put some color in our grey…

Let’s smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.

And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let’s try to eliminate the “afters”.

I’m doing it after…

I’ll say after…

I’ll think about it after…

We leave everything for later like “after” is ours.

Because what we don’t understand is that:

Afterwards, the coffee gets cold…

afterwards, priorities change…

Afterwards, the charm is broken…

afterwards, health passes…

Afterwards, the kids grow up…

Afterwards parents get old…

Afterwards, promises are forgotten…

afterwards, the day becomes the night…

afterwards life ends…

And then it’s often too late….

So… Let’s leave nothing for later…

Because still waiting see you later, we can lose the best moments,

the best experiences, best friends, the best family…

The day is today… 

The moment is now…

We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away.

So, let’s see if you have time to read this message and then share it.

Or maybe you’ll leave it for… “later”…

And you’ll never share it….

Author Unknown 

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  The First Annual Egg Hunt with McKay Family Farms will be held on Sunday, March 28th, at 19247 Highway 250 in Patriot. All ages are welcome! There will be a charge of $10 per child and guardians are free. One guardian will be required for every two children. Masks are required, and social distancing for precaution is appreciated, for the safety of all families involved. The admission fee includes: Petting zoo, Exotic animal show, One pony ride per child, Egg Hunt and a picture with the Easter Bunny. Payment will be due at time of arrival. Scheduled event times are: Starting at 1 p.m., the Petting zoo with farm animals and exotics, and pony rides. The Exotic Animal show is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will involve individual introductions and interactions with each animal. The Egg Hunt with prizes for each age group will begin at 3 p.m. There will be designated areas for the different age groups to be fair and one hidden egg in each group with a prize. This event is not affiliated with the Town of Patriot.

  A very special sixth Birthday to Eylah Leppert! Rumor has it she even had a visit from the Tooth Fairy!

  Prayer List: Everyone affected by COVID-19, the patients and staff of Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehab; Eylah Leppert, Eric Simon, Jan Rayles, Ken and Sylvia Byars, Tony Christiani; Posey Tappers Stasia Wiseman, Alanna Smith, Brigetta Hetzel, Kathryn Turner, and Lulu Belle Thomas; Bill and Sharon Levell — who remain at home; Firefighter Ron Brunner, Pam Minch and Barbara Barnhill.

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