Showing posts from May, 2022

Life's Investments and Priorities - Thoughts by Chuck

Over the years, I have noticed that parents who place a high priority on investing in their son or daughter with educational help have made a great investment. Many of our former students have become leaders in their communities with high-paying jobs or professions. One 5th grade student came to us unable to even do 2nd grade work. He could not function at school. It was a very difficult case, but after nearly 3 years of receiving tutoring help with us, he accomplished great progress. When he return the the classroom, he found school easy. He became a high school honor student. Another student spent about 5 years with our program and progressed from 2nd grade level to college level by the time she reached 8th grade. Some student have gained 2 years in their grade levels in 3 months. The point I want to make is that the parents of these children and teens found it a wise investment to put off other activities and sports so the their kids would be well prepared for life after receiving a

Mother's Day 2022

 Mother's Day Pictured Mothers in Stilwell, Gaboury, and Richards Family of 4 Generations (5 Generations when including Great-Great Grandson) Our family has always appreciated out mothers. We make it a bit family day. My father used to sing a song every Mother's Day, entitled "That Wonderful Mother of Mine."  Whooping Cough was killing my mother only days after being born. My grandma's love for her child was very great. She held the baby close to her own body, day and night for six weeks, watchful that she didn't choke to death or stop breathing. My mother lived to be almost 87. She was active up until about 3 days before she died. Because of my grandmother's sacrifice, she and my mother was very close all of their lives.  Mom always encouraged me and never ridiculed my ideas or dreams. She never complained about cooking for the car-loads of friends I brought home from college. She rarely had a negative thing to say about another person. Cheerful most of h