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by Syd Iwan
Not all oranges are createdequal. I learned this early in lifesince my mother thought I shouldstart each day with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. She figuredit would be helpful in promotingmy health and well-being or somesuch thing. Most days this wasfine. Other days, not so much.For one thing, not all orangesare naturally sweet and tasty.Some are a bit sour or dull. Thenthere are those that have so muchpulp you almost need to eat the juice with a spoon instead of drink-ing it. Others have so many of those tiny little seeds that you areunlikely to get them all out short of using a strainer. This hasn’tchanged much over the years, andbuying oranges is still a trickybusiness. You’re never quite surewhat you’re getting.That situation is similar in buy-ing lots of other things. Apples areeasier than oranges, but you stilloccasionally get “lemons.” Ba-nanas, though, seem to all be fairlymuch the same. One is prettymuch like another although eatingthem at just the right degree of ripeness can be hard to schedule.Meat, though, is often tough, liter-ally, and hard to figure out. Oneknows that round steak is alwaysgoing to need good strong teeth if you don’t cook it a long time, butother steaks vary a lot concerningtenderness and flavor.That’s one of the difficult thingsabout life –trying to make wise de-cisions. This not only applies tothings you buy, but to what you doto support yourself, what friends tohave, and lots of other things. Ididn’t have much trouble choosingan occupation since I was raised ona ranch and was the only son. Mydad basically wanted me to takeover when I grew up, and that wasfine with me. I did have a chanceto go on and make a career as anofficer in the Navy since, to keepme from leaving when my timewas up, they dangled a tasty carrotin front of me. This had to do withthe promise of being assigned tothe staff of a really weird admiralwho was considered the father of the modern nuclear navy. It wouldprobably have been a real plus inmy record and a stepping stone tohigher rank. Weighing thatagainst ranching wasn’t much of acontest though. The rural life waswhat I wanted and what I chose. Ihave no regrets about that.I guess I never really set out tochoose good friends. I was just nat-urally drawn to those who had in-terests similar to mine. Since Iwasn’t exactly a party animal, nei-ther were my friends. They justwere those I somehow came toknow and like.Relatives, of course, you can’tchoose randomly. You’re just bornwith them. In some cases, that is just fine. Take my Aunt Bessie, forexample. She was my mom’s sisterfrom California and a real sweet-heart. We got on extremely well to-gether, and I even stayed with herfor several months when I was sta-tioned in California during mytime in the Navy. Other relativeswere mostly okay although a fewwere marginal. You couldn’t dis-own them, exactly, but you couldchoose how much to associate withthem.Choosing business associates isalso tricky. I have taken in cattlefor people who just plain drove menuts. They were never quite satis-fied with your care of their live-stock. If there wasn’t anything re-ally wrong, they’d complain thatthe salt licks were getting low al-though they hadn’t really run outyet. Other guys would never quitelive up to their part of the deal con-cerning payment for services ren-dered etc. Then there are thosewho just never give you any trou-ble and work out great. The latteris what we currently have, thankgoodness.But, you know, we can only doour best. If we do that, we are aptto have few regrets. We can look atproducts or situations, think aboutthem, maybe do a bit of research,give ourselves some time and notrush, pray a little, and hope for thebest. I recently did some of thatconcerning the purchase of a bag of oranges. They looked and felt okay,were moderately priced, and sub-sequently came home with me.Now is crunch time. Guess I’ll gosqueeze one or two and have someorange juice. It may be great orless so, but at least it will remindme of my dear old mama whosqueezed a lot of oranges in her lifefor love of little old me. That’sworth quite a lot.
DUE TO WEATHER …
the Garden Club has changed its SenechalPark clean-up date to Saturday, May 4, at 9:00 a.m. We apologizefor any inconvenience. Volunteers are appreciated.
PHILIP AREA AARP/RTA …
meets Monday, April 29, at 6:00p.m. at the Bad river Senior Citizen’s Center with a soup supper,meeting and program, which will be Guy Paulson’s “Building A Dream,” the Moorhead Stave Church. Guy Paulson is a Philip HighSchool alumni. Anyone is invited.
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