Jack's Corner - John Henry's Blog
Grandma Zohner stayed in her home into her late ‘80s. She loved her home. It was her social gathering place full of memories. Everything she valued was there. There is no place like home.
Kids can be entertaining and funny; even when they do not intend to be. I was no exception at age seven when I planted watermelon seeds in “hills” just like the instructions said. Little did I know the instructions meant to plant the seeds in clusters in a small circle on flat ground instead of little hills.
Teachers are very special people. They typically choose their careers because they care and want to make a difference. They bring out the best in us. They educate and train us to become responsible adults. Many feel our pains and successes along the way.
Bob was my mentor and friend. He used to tell me we are all “penciled in”. Bob was right. He died from lung cancer. The good news was Bob lived a great life. Bob accomplished a lot, loved his family, and was well respected.
When you were a kid did you hear a lot of “old wives’ tales” that were passed down through generations? Some call them “old wise tales.” Whatever we prefer to call them, many were true. One of the most common was, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples of course are very healthy to eat.
Last week a friend told me he has pancreatic cancer. I told “Sam” that I was sorry to hear that, and he joked, “not as sorry as I am.” “Sam” still has his great sense of humor and hopes to beat this. Survival rates can be 25% in the first five years and “Sam” seemed up for the battle. I am in his corner!
Who Was the Most Important Person in Your Life?
Hiring people with a positive mental attitude is important, so John Henrys developed a detailed interviewing process that works well. One of our favorite (previously secret) interview questions to ask applicants is “who was the most important person in your life and why were they important?” Applicant’s answers tell a lot about their life experiences and beliefs.