Not Just Valedictorians

A few moments go by and the grandson has yet to reappear. The father goes angrily up the steps to see what is taking so long and finds his son cutting the blanket in half. “What do you think you are doing, boy?” he says. The young boy turns innocently to his father and says, “I’m just saving half to prepare for your turn someday, Dad.”

Ron Ciancutti is the Purchasing Manager for Cleveland Metroparks. He is not on Facebook, but he can be reached at

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2 comments on “Not Just Valedictorians

  1. Dan Downey on said:

    Thanks Ron,
    Nice story.

  2. Ron Ciancutti on said:

    A special Monday Morning congratulations to the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks and a simultaneous thank you to the mother of LeBron James who, according to the words of the King on “The Decision,” essentially advised him that making himself happy should take precedence over everything else. Possibly the most public “blown call” a parent ever made. As he embraced her advice and took his talents to South Beach, the point and validity of this article were completely proven. Pssst. Lebron? Are you listening, son? Nothing means ANYTHING without integrity. You might want to share that with Mr. Pat Riley too. Seems the lessons his parents taught faded with time. See what Pat and your mom think about another uniformed press conference with a fog machine announcing league domination before a game is played. That should make yourself happy – remember it is the most important thing.

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