Mother's Influence

By Connie Speake
December 14, 2013

When I was a very little child, my mother enjoyed telling us about the summers she spent in Yellowstone National Park, waiting tables at the lodge, helping with evening entertainment, and on her day off, riding horseback. We heard those wonderful stories until I was able to go to Yellowstone myself and wait tables. Our family also took several trips to Yellowstone. When I was teaching in Montana I went to Glacier National Park many times, sometimes staying overnight at Granite Park and Sperry Chalets. What wonderful memories! After I retired, I joined the Peace Corps and went to Armenia for 3 years. I taught several lessons on nature and saving beautiful places; I showed several films on national parks of the USA. My students and teachers were amazed at what beauty we have and how we take care of it. They have nothing like that. We are so lucky. We not only must care for what we have already saved, but must do more. "To those who have been given much, much is expected". Connie Speake

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