Three birds with one stone…..

by Rod Smith

Congratulations Brett and Sally....

1. Writing this column is as much a part of my life as my morning coffee. Knowing you read it every day in The Mercury, and others get it in different formats in the USA and beyond, allows me a feeling of connection with my readers. I want you to know that schools in the USA close this week for summer, and my children and I will be traveling to Australia. I will spend one week of five fulfilling a speaking engagement in Singapore. I will apportion a segment of the column to reflections from the road.
2. Although somewhat indulgent, I cannot help but draw attention to the birth of my great nephews and niece in Durban this week. James, Adam, and Savannah Arthur were born to Sally and (Glenwood Old Boy) Brett Arthur. The triplets join siblings Kaylee and Amy. The Arthur family clearly take “Go forth and multiply” very seriously.
3. Glenwood High School is one hundred years old. This weekend the community will celebrate its fine history. I offer congratulations to all who have made Glenwood High School one of the top schools in the Southern Hemisphere. Good luck for tomorrow’s rugby – someone please email me the results!

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