TRAINING CHILDREN 623
"Training is everything," wrote Mark Twain.
"The peach was once a bitter almond.
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a
Parenthetically, we might also include:
A prune is a plum with great potential
pathetically gone dry.
Our children are trained by everything we
do or don't. By our every word or silence.
By our every action or reaction. By our
absence or attendance to the duties of
child-rearing, our children will trained.
Plan now for "great" grandchildren.
Train up your children in the way they
(First published on May 24, 1979)