From the corner of Broadway and Main Sreet

 Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

Parents out there, I have a great favor to ask. Please make your sons and daughters read this column. Employ what ever methods of coercion you need even if you have to turn a blind eye to the pile of laundry that is laying on the floor as their clean clothes reside strewn in the basket while the dresser is delightfully empty. Yes it is that important.

OK, kids (yes I know it is lame but if I refer to you as ladies and gentlemen you will think that I am still talking to your parents) are they gone? Very well, on behalf of your parents and grandparents I am sorry to inform you that we have used up all the fun. There is no fun left for you, we took it all. We didn’t expect this to happened, we only did what our parents did when they were your age (granted it was 60+/- years ago) but it is true that your grandparents were once your age and capable of having fun. But you will never be able to enjoy that experience, and it is also your fault. Come closer and I will explain.

Rick Franks (the man is real, but the name has been changed to protect the guilty) has been my friend for over 30 years. He is a professional in private practice, a practice that was established by his father and is serving its fourth generation of cliental. He is actively involved in his community through charitable organizations and in local politics. He has been the President of the organization that sets the standards for admission into the profession. In over 25 years of Professional Practice he has earned the admiration of his community, the respect of his colleagues and the appreciation of his clients…..

John Armstrong is a Vice President with Peoples Bank & Trust Company in Elsberry.

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