Blue Beret June 2020
J Rick Cipot
Welcome to the month of June and to Region One. Historically we discuss “cabin fever” and the need to get out on the road and camping at the beginning of April and here we are finally starting our camping season. Slowly we will all get used to the new normal, but for now, let’s enjoy all that Mother Nature has for us. Gather up your Airstream friends and put together some mini rallies. In the meantime, lots of things are happening in the background at Jackson Center to slowly but surely get everything back on track. The most important thing to hang onto is that everyone is safe and healthy as we move forward.
June has lots to offer everyone and has always been a month for special events and family gatherings. Did you know that June has more daylight hours than any other month? Now you know why you start your campfires at 9:15 in the evening. Tough to do when everyone goes to bed at 9:00. This month brings us vivid colors radiating from our flower gardens, warmer days, and cool evenings. The “official” flower is the rose. A big month for wedding anniversaries too! Hint, hint! Of course on the flip side, while we are celebrating spring turning to summer, those in the southern hemisphere are going from autumn to winter. National iced tea month is celebrated during June. I would have thought August a better month but Lemonade Day is August 20th.
As we reorganize and slowly get back on the road, let’s remember there are folks out there still trying to get back on their feet. So many who have been out of work for so long, many with no job to go back to. Children trying to homeschool with the balance of their school year canceled. They all need our help if we can. Please look locally when thinking of giving as the help you provide will stay in your neighborhood. Things will get better. Not today or tomorrow, but they will get better. And as always, see you down the road and keep the shiny side up.