“Don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology. Don’t know much about science books, don’t know much about the French I took.”
Those are lyrics from a song made popular by Herman’s Hermits. Unfortunately, those lyrics could’ve been written by yours truly. There are a lot of things I don’t know much about. Those are also words about some subjects taught everyday in schools across this country. In the month of May we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers spend an inordinate amount of time molding, forming, and educating our youth. Teachers deserve a whole year of appreciation.
There will be many baskets full of flowers and cards purchased for another big day in May. Mother’s Day became an official holiday in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure proclaiming the second Sunday in May as such. Mothers also deserve a whole year of appreciation. Abe Lincoln said “All that I am, or hope to be I owe to my angel mother.”
I was fortunate enough to have both, a mother and a schoolteacher rolled up into one. Nobody has to worry about me ending a sentence with a preposition, or not wearing clean underwear just in case I would be involved in an accident. Whether in a classroom or a household, both teachers and mothers deserve great appreciation and recognition.
This time of the year also brings a lot of cooperatives hosting their annual meetings. I urge co-op consumer-members to attend these events. If you are seeking sustenance, information, or enlightenment about the energy industry, find the date of the annual meeting for your power provider and participate in the activities.
Terry Hobbs is the board president for Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. He is also a member of Western Cooperative Electric’s Board of Trustees in WaKeeney.