I have gone on public record expressing my disdain at the politicization of the two Rotary Clubs in Sebastopol during the CVS controversy. But now, I would like to express my sincere gratitude.
The Rotary Club of Sebastopol donated this dictionary to every third grader in Sebastopol as they do every year.
EVERY THIRD GRADER IN OUR TOWN WENT HOME WITH THIS GIFT.
"Hey, dad. Did you know that Lyme disease was named after Old Lyme, CT?"
"Hey, dad. Did you know that Uncle Sam was named after a butcher in the war of 1812?"
"Hey, dad. Did you know the Ferris wheel was named after George Ferris who built one that held 2,000 people for the Chicago World's Fair?"
Ya know what? I didn't.
So THANK YOU Rotary Club of Sebastopol.
This is a gift that keeps on giving.
And I might just learn something.