Saturday, March 17, 2007

They Won't Have Cliff To Kick Around Anymore

I don't recall who said that. Was it Richard Nixon?
The association meeting I attended yesterday is a group that only meets twice a year. It went well. At least I think it did. Everyone could have a different opinion. Most of the day was spent in our individual meetings. We supervisors met together and were brought up to date by our state executive director (lobbyist) on current legislation that will be beneficial or harmful to the pocketbook of counties. It's nearly always harmful. We have different speakers on varying topics. The part of the meeting I helped run was the general meeting at the end of the session while we were gathered around banquet tables. Just what they wanted to hear, people talking when it's time for lunch. Well we held the election, and now have a new president, and from now on when attending these meetings I'll be sitting with my fellow supervisors from this county which is a good place to be.
When the meeting began I told everyone that this was actually the third association meeting I had presided at. They are held six months apart so the president is only supposed to preside over two. I reminded them that a year ago, I arrived at the meeting to find that our then current president had a serious illness in the family and could not attend. I was the V.P. and took her place with no chance to prepare for that meeting. No prep time whatsoever. I then told them that I had six months to get ready for this meeting and that if they would compare my performance at the two meetings... they would find little difference.
From my vantage point, that was a true statement.
Excuse me now while I put the corned beef on for a day long slow cook.


Claire said...

Mmmmm, corned beef! I haven't visited in a while, but I like what you've done with the place!


Raggedy said...

I hope you enjoy your new seat.
Yummy on the corned beef!
Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Yep, it was Tricky Dick! It sounds like you won 'em over, Cliff. Another slam dunk. Erin Go Bragh!

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

I know what you mean Cliff - I would much rather set in the crowd than stand in front of it. But it sounds like things went well and your style and humor won them over.
By the way, thanks for the help on the cabbage and the dinner. Geno is happy, Char is happy - guess life is good.

Rachel said...

You done good Cliff!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. No corn beef and cabbage for me. Sounds pretty good though!!

Gette said...


Jim said...

I had a Rueben sandwich for lunch yesterday. I shared it with Lois's husband. Then we both had some seafood gumbo.
Can I be in then with all that? I'm an eater and not a cooker.

Lee said...

How did the corned beef turn out, Cliff? I love corned beef. I've not had it for a while, either. I might just get some for myself later in the week, now that you've reminded me!

Cliff Morrow said...

Hi Lee, the corned beef and cabbage was a hit. We usually make it 3 or 4 times a year. We've not made a habit of being involved in the spectacle that is St Paddy's Day, but we just like to invite family and friends and make some up. I suppose it's not the most healthy of foods but moderation is always the key, eh Lee.

John Goerzen said...

Hey Cliff, will we get to have an "I am not a crook" post in a few years?

Those were great carwash photos too, BTW.

Jamie Dawn said...

I have a feeling you're great in front of any crowd with or without any prep time. I doubt you have any "deer in the headlights" moments. Even if you do, you could crack a joke to cover it.

Corned beef.... now I'm hungry!!!