It’s Allowed to Read Aloud

Ten things a wise Grandpa once read aloud:

  1. Life is simpler when you plough around the stump.
  2. A yellow jacket is faster than a John Deere tractor.
  3. Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.
  4. Meanness doesn’t happen overnight.
  5. Never corner something meaner than you.
  6. The best sermons are lived, not preached.
  7. Most of the stuff people worry about never happens.
  8. Don’t interfere with something that ain’t botherin’ you none.
  9. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
  10. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Seniors, February 3rd is National Read Aloud Day and what a great time to teach the younger generations a thing or two! Whether it be silly, classic, poignant or written by you; don’t miss this opportunity to share some wisdom or your favourite verse. Reading aloud helps everyone make a little more sense of the world; it also assists in improving information processing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. Find some time this week to express some good, old fashioned literary language – even if you have to do it over Facetime or Zoom!

A weekly feature for Lumby, Cherryville, and area seniors. For more information about any of the following please contact Colleen or Jenny at (250) 547-8866 Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Office (250) 547-8866. Funding support provided by Interior Health, the Province of British Columbia (Community Gaming), United Way Southern Interior and United Way Lower Mainland.