The Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture was unveiled at approximately 10 AM on August 8th, 2017 at The Mason City Public Library located in Mason City, Iowa in honor of my parents Mr. & Mrs. Elmer B. Weers.
Mary Markwalter the Director of the Mason City Public Library gave a wonderful dedication speech about the Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture in honor of my parents. For more information on the library go to : mcpl.org.
I gave a dedication speech about the Little Red Ridding Hood sculpture in honor of my parents. My Father farmed all of his life in Mason City, Iowa and both of my parents had rental property in the Mason City area. My Mother worked in a college library for two years and she was once a school teacher and worked in the Mason City Public Library for many years. She was a young adult librarian, she worked in the reference room and at the circulation desk. The wolf sculpture represents the free spirit of the wolf and all of us have free spirit’s and we are free to read books and learn knowledge that will last us a lifetime. A librarian spreads knowledge through books one book at a time until the books fill a vast library of knowledge that you can use everyday in your life. My Mother was kind to people and she would always go the extra mile to help people out at the library. My Mother would find books for them, help them with genealogy and much more.
We should serve God, Honor Thy Mother and Thy Father, be kind, compassionate and loving. Bring Joy, Hope, Love and Peace into peoples lives everyday. Always remember the Lord came to serve and not to be served.
Your Legacy is how people remember you after you are gone. Have you left a legacy that will be proud of you for future generations to come ? Have you made God and your parents proud of you while you have lived on Earth ? Always try to do things that will honor the values and teachings from God and your parents. Your Legacy is not about wealth or money it is all about making the World a better place with the time that God gave you on Earth, Make other peoples lives easier for them while you are on Earth and you will have left an everlasting Legacy that would make your children, parents, and God proud of you. God Bless all of you today and always.
Isaiah 64- 8 But now, O Lord thou art our Father, we are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are the work of thy hand. We all start out as a formless ball of clay and God leads us along to form the perfect shape for our lives. We have many purposes on earth : mother, father, caregiver, comforter, teacher, lawyer, farmer, librarian, minister, builder, doctor, and so many more necessary professions on earth. Let God make you the vessel that you are supposed to be on earth. You want to be a vessel that will enrich other peoples lives. Always be a good steward so people can see Gods light shining through you and all that you do. Do what you excel in doing and always learn from your mistakes. No one is perfect but strive for the best that you can be and spread Gods good works and you will be the perfect vessel on earth. Go out today and be Gods vessel.
We had a wonderful reception in the Mason City Room at the public library following the unveiling of the Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture. Mary told us the history behind the book Little Red Ridding Hood which was quite interesting.
I saw the sculpture that I purchased to honor my parents on the River City Sculptures on Parade Route which is a 1.7 mile walk designed to lead people on a looping route to the Cultural Crescent and back to the central core of Mason City, Iowa. For more info go to : sculpturesonparade.com. The Mason City Chamber of Commerce at masoncityia.com will help you purchase a sculpture. Sculptures are a good way to honor or remember a loved one or to support a cause. The sculptures beautify Mason City, Iowa.
A special Thank You to the Mason City Public Library, The Chamber of Commerce , the gifted people that make the sculptures, my friends and to everyone that helped me honor my parents today and for future generations to come. God bless you in all that you do.
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