Darlene’s Commentary: Our “Monument” was a place to drive through slowly, looking at rock formations, flora and fauna. Campfires, friends, family, helping out-of-towners find a good camping spot, giving directions to the Cholla Garden, taking pictures. Few vehicles were on the winding roads, and there were unused campsites to be found on the Fourth of July and Memorial Day. But that was then, this is now. Then was better.
Today’s Thought: According to the 1917 book “Inspiration and Ideals,” the advice for May 30 includes to beware the squandering of words, that the words you use proclaim you to the world and that eternal vigilance is the price of great accomplishment. Still good advice.