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Among Friends August 2014 - Friends Journal

Among Friends August 2014

In Praise of “I Don’t Know” A scrupulously upright Quaker was known for his absolute integrity. Like the fabled young George Washington who cut down a cherry tree and refused to tell a lie about it, this old Friend was known for never letting an untruth pass his lips. One time, his two mischievous grandsons thought they could pull one over on their grandpa by tricking him into telling a lie. One of the two was in the house with the old...

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Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, August 2014

One Response to Among Friends August 2014

  1. Chester Kirchman August 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    Your piece on speech patterns and meanings not being the same for all of us is good, Friend Gabriel. Courtesy of moving to my parents employment sites, especially Dad’s, as I grew up, differing speech patterns were developed, to fit the area. Trying to reach all different patterns while speaking in groups from alternate places can be difficult, especially International Agriculture Club for me. We try to be truthful and clear.

    Your mention of maligning an industry offending a member of the workgroup is a solid point to consider in our presentations. Courtesy of an auto accident resulting in a skull fracture and some brain damage, aphasia has created the additional difficulty in speaking or writing the word actually meant. When saying cat and meaning dog, those close to me, knew the meaning, but others were not as understanding. Please try to comprehend the viewpoint of the presenter and ask for the views of others, to clarify the actual issues being discussed. Agreed do not just fit into imagined conformity.

    Thank you, and may God be with you.
    Chester Kirchman

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