A letter from Luxembourg


Time waits for no man, never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today!


How often did you hear:


·       I wish I could turn back the clock.


·       Don’t waste my time.


·       Killing time etc.


Friend, let me tell you: it is later then you think!


During one of my holidays to the homestead, I asked my father if he could live this life again, what would he change, his answer was indirect.
Here I am 80 years old and I don’t know where the time has gone!




When I was working in Gort at Batty Fahy’s 5 ½ days a week, I spent the ½ day and a few hours daily in the farm, average 60 hours a week, one week holidays in a year. There was no time left for anything else. Sunday we went to early mass in order not to waste the day.


While I was in the Royal Airforce at Lyneham fixing aircraft, there was a vacancy in Progress Planning Dept. I volunteered. It entailed in having 60 technicians working on the aircraft AND not getting in each other way and consequently wasting time. From then on I really valued time!


Time and motion, save some time, it is money you know!


I appeal to the older ones: enjoy every day, as you don’t know……..




To the middle age: get your act together.
Your motto should be: get 8 hours work for 8 hours pay.


Transmit to your kids the importance of time, but don’t be grudge the time with them or your parents, because that’s what family-life is all about. If you have no memorable times, you might regret, because you cannot put back the clock.


When somebody asks you to give them some time,
you should explain how important time is.




See you next time - God Bless


February 2002