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Monday, December 31, 2012

Thank You - 2012 in the rear view mirror

Rob Bernshaw on the road to the future

Rob Bernshaw, Columnist

This year-end column (or is it the start of a new beginning?) is the time for this writer to send out a great big ‘Thank You’ for all the readers of the Pincher Creek Voice with much appreciation for the time you all have taken to peruse the ‘Voice’ during the past year.


Two little words that mean so much when said from the heart. As 2012 fades with a sigh from our collective memories and 2013 rushes in with a fervor, this writer would like to express his heartfelt gratitude to all that have helped contribute to my column in the Pincher Creek Voice over the past year.

The valued conversations participated in and comments expressed helped shape and develop ideas for possible columns. Some were pursued and some ended up on the cutting room floor as timings and circumstances were not appropriate at the time. That does not mean those ideas and concerns are completely dead as they may be resurrected when the timing and circumstances warrant.

Here is a little poem that this writer drafted in regards to the year of 2012:

2012 in the Rear View Mirror

As we all watch 2012 fade swiftly by
Leaving many as to wondering why?

Our tax dollars were so wastefully spent
In the age old Game of Entitlement.

As 2012  becomes part of the annals of yesteryear
What will one raise to toast the year?

Will it be cups full of prosperous Cheer?
Or glasses full of many a tear?

Leaving us with much to contemplate
As to our future financial fate.

When at years end once again, and the cycle continues  ‘Out with the Old and in with the New’
What will another new years eve bring forward into view?

Let us hope and let us pray
That all will see a brighter day!

Thank you once again to everyone that are part and parcel of what makes the Pincher Creek Voice the voice it is in the local and world community.

In closing of one chapter and opening of another along this road called life here is another poem of age old endurance of  times gone by.

Auld Lang Syne, a poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and sung by Dougie Maclean (Scottish singer songwriter and composer) from the album Tribute.



Here is wishing you and yours all the best in the coming year of 2013 and may it be full of promise and thankfulness in everything pursued.

Happy New Year 2013 to everyone.

For more information on Auld Lang Syne, Robert Burns And Dougie MacLean please check out the following links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auld_Lang_Syne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dougie_MacLean

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