I would like to share a letter great grandmother, E. A. Reilly La Pointe wrote to me when I was a very little girl, presumably intended for when I would be old enough to read. The letterhead reads: E. A. La Pointe, 218 Jefferson Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.
My dear Mary Margrett
It ain't the guns nor armerents
Nor the sums the people pay
But close cooperation that makes them win the day
It ain't the individual
Nor the Armey as a whole
But the everlasting teamwork-
Of every blooming soul
I cherished this advice for a lifetime and choose this opportunity to pass on G.G.'s wisdom to family and friends in hope of a better tomorrow.