Architecturally Interesting for 3/19/19
by Patricia Feager
Now is the time to be green
--- Patricia Feager
While running into the grocery store to pick up groceries at Market Street in Flower Mound, I ran into the Recycle Man! This robot creation using Michelob Ultra Light Beers reminded me that today is my parents' anniversary. They got married 71 years ago. Although they only survived 50 years of wedding anniversaries, they taught me to recycle at a very early age. As first-generation Americans, the passed the torch to me: "The Golden Rule, truth, honesty, work, money, integrity, and family values. When my father served in WW11, my mother worked in the factories. All of that occurred before I was born. As children of the Great Depression, they were advocates for recycling.
With all the inclement weather from 2018-2019 severe snowstorms, blizzards, flooding, earthquakes, and tornadoes throughout the United States there is going to be a great need for clean-up in rivers and streets. Rebuilding parts of the cities that have been impacted by disasters will be necessary. I know first-hand, that children have impressionable minds and many will look up to their parents and guardians for guidance. Recycling can be fun! This recycled robot illustrates that well! Kids can be innovative and create fun things to do for entertainment. Everyone can help the economy by recycling and thinking up new ways to make something unique while saving money. Life lessons are our teachers. I think of children as the young inventors, the innovators for technology, and the greatest minds yet to come!