Notebook
September 24th, 2015 by Gary Osberg

Good afternoon from Collegeville,

Quotations are a great way to get an idea across or to remind ourselves and others just what is important. Many years ago a friend of mine published “A Collection of Inspiring Thoughts” subtitled “For Business & Professional People”. Every week I try to find a quotation to use at the end of this blog. I use a copy of Norm’s booklet and record when I use one of my favorites.

For 22 years I sold office furnishings beginning with General Office Products in 1972. One of our suppliers carried a calling card with a quote on the back of the card. Ron measured offices for carpet installation and his company was not the cheapest, but they did great work. The card read:
“The bitterness of poor workmanship remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” Longfellow

Today, I found out that it was not Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but Benjamin Franklin who said that. It goes to show that checking your sources is always the thing to do. Thanks to the English major who thought to look it up before printing.

An article in USA Today about the passing of Yogi Berra is full of his best. “When you get to a fork in the road, take it” is one of my favorites.

The APHC show this week is live from the Fitzgerald Theatre and we will be in the audience. Special guests are singer songwriter Sierra Hull and Heather Masse will sing a few duets with the host. You can watch it at prairiehome.org.

“You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.” Yogi Berra

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