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Tying shoes

There you go Annie,

Your kids take after you! :):)  As for tying shoes! Well, neither can 
Richard very well, and neither can I still!  They just insist on coming 
undone! and it's not just a silly Mother's tale - it's a <Australian 
adjective!> good lesson for everyone! :)


  At 03:17 PM 23/02/2000 , you wrote:
>Rory, Thank you!
>I failed to add all details to that story. I thought it may just seem like 
>a Mothers silly tale. The boy is my son. He is quite a little man. He runs 
>with Sinclair blood! We named him Matthew John Sinclair Geisler. Better 
>known as Matty.  He will be remembered for his kindness and loved for 
>eternity, as will all my children. So what if he can't tie his shoes yet!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:rory.sinclair@accglobal.net>Rory Sinclair
>To: <mailto:sinclair@mids.org>sinclair@mids.org
>Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 12:55 PM
>Subject: Re: A Dance called America
>Ahh Annie!
>I just KNEW  you were keeper!  And this from the land of "Aussie Rules"
>Yes, there are big victories but we cannot aim at them,  they will find us 
>if they are to be.
>There are so many wonderful little ones to experience on a daily basis but 
>we are blinded to them because they appear to be of no significance.  Look 
>what that little boy has done to you!....to us all!
>Aye,                    Rory
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Annie <<mailto:dageisler@mpx.com.au>dageisler@mpx.com.au>
>>To: <mailto:sinclair@mids.org>sinclair@mids.org 
>>Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 9:20 PM
>>Subject: Re: A Dance called America
>>I enjoyed your thoughts Rob.
>>There is strength that I admire and cherish in others above all other 
>>human accomplishment. The power of kindness, forgiveness. It takes more 
>>power and worth to be remembered this way than to be the one who fought 
>>the big battle and to win. To unite rather than fight. That's real power!
>>On the weekend I watched six year old boys play a game of soccer. The 
>>parents were screaming from the side lines (And getting rather 
>>aggressive) one little boy was called names throughout the whole game. 
>>Last ten minutes of the game he had the ball for the first time. There 
>>was a struggle for possession and a member of his opposing team fell and 
>>started to cry. So the little boy with the ball, let the ball go, even 
>>though he was being screamed at by fellow members to forge ahead. He sat 
>>beside the fallen one and offered comfort. This is as great a strength as 
>>I have ever read or seen in another. He was being the best he could be. 
>>Sometimes the simple little things make us hero's. This little man will 
>>be remembered by me forever.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: <mailto:rob@eteast.com>rob
>>To: <mailto:sinclair@mids.org>sinclair@mids.org
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 1:47 AM
>>Subject: Re: A Dance called America
>>being surrounded by descendants of Scottish and other exports each 
>>day...and living in a place where human beings continue to be our #1 
>>export...has led me to some thoughts...
>>     Like any cultural group, whether defined by geography, blood ties, 
>> or community of interest, it would not be productive to categorize the 
>> components of any group of humans as being any one thing...there is much 
>> to be said for individual responsibility and development...
>>     As far as my reading has illuminated, people who came to the New 
>> World, including Scots, were a mix of common criminals and 
>> intellectuals, military leaders, farmers and slaves; women and men, 
>> priests of God and rogues, gay and straight, black and white, good bad 
>> and indifferent...Church leaders and those building a New World away 
>> from them...the rich and the poor...and out of this list and more, who 
>> can tell whom is really which centuries ago..
>>     the story of any great creation is a similar path...history as we 
>> read it today is the result of the victor's consolidation of views, for 
>> political and intellectual reasons...no matter what the 
>> access-to-information-other-than-standard-views that we now enjoy 
>> through the internet, sources are limited and great amounts of study 
>> take many long years...understanding is elusive...
>>     I think we should all beware the pursuit of categorizing one human 
>> group as being bigger-faster-stronger than another...it apparently leads 
>> to global wars...the pursuit of individual Sinclair Stories is a good 
>> one...it is human beings who accomplish - groups who share or control...
>>     I work each day with people from a dozen different established local 
>> cultures, the leaders and the criminals, the sacred and the profane...I 
>> work with Maritimers around the world and people from around the world 
>> who come to live here...
>>                 as for those who came here so long ago, some are 
>> survivors and builders as individuals, some are not...
>>                                 no matter what their other 
>> categorizations...
>>                             some Sinclairs were great leaders of 
>> humankind...
>>                                                             some are not...
>>                                                     sometimes I'm right,
>>sometimes I'm wrong,
>>sometimes what's right for today is wrong three years later...
 >>         rob

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