|The members of the Houghton County 4-H clubs continue as did their
predecessors for generations before. Luckily, it seems that at this fair
as with all the fairs we visit, some things never change. In a high
tech world, which is great, it is nice to see that the youth of rural
America, still connect with home and the world in which we live. It's
great to know that farming, gardening, horticulture, art and crafts are
being nourished so that these things can be passed on to the generations
of 4-H-ers that follow.
I know you grow more nostalgic as you grow older, but we hope that we
also grow wiser. When I see things that the kids make and do with their
family, I think back to when my friends and I also shared close family
lives. Sitting around with mom and dad making something by hand and not
being intruded upon by TV's, Gameboys and Cell Phones may not have
advanced science or technology, but it sure did advance a sense of home
and family. Fortunately, the kids of 4H will have the same great memories
someday, as many of us do today.