Echoes

May 17, 2013 

graduates

and guests

let me

be personal

in this address

and avoid

advice

my son

is moving

back home

two years

out of school

lost his job

company

bought out

by bigger

corporation

next step

layoffs

his resumes

join

hundreds

for single

positions

my dad

died

recently

mom can

no longer

live

independently

we are doing

the assisted

facility

search

plus how

to transfer

assets

so she may

qualify

for medicaid

the program

we wanted

budget cut

until last week

i am nearing

retirement age

as is my wife

we have

plans

of course

our home

in upscale

acres

has four

bedrooms

plus a

possible

fifth

finished

basement

for den

and entertaining

i am reading

a historical

novel

where

multiple

generations

shared

the same

residence

and thinking

how unfortunate

those old days

in conclusion

graduates

i am confident

you will deal

with your

world

far better

that could i

commence

and then

commence

again again

until . . .

good luck

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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