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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / The Cranberry. A compendium of its cultivation, commerce, cookery, etc.
(1908)

Fitch, W. H.
Secretary's report,   pp. 12-13 PDF (409.6 KB)


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SECRETARY'S REPORT            stand at the head; purified as it were by
fire and having had so many bright an-
Read at the Agust, 1902, Useetlg of the W. ticipations frosted, they have
learned the
S. C. C. Association.     higher lesson that the growth, gain and
We have the familiar and not altogether getting of happiness consists in
giving,
faulty, or foolish proverbs, that "All work granting or generating It
for others, and
and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and so if particular praise had
been proffered
"A bow tbat is never unbent soon loses them, they would have exhibited
surprise
Its elasticity" and so, while our January and exclaimed: "We didn't
know we had
meetings are principally for business, at done anything extraordinary, it
came to
our August gatherings the social features us natually." Still if this
atonement or
are not Inconsiderable factors and instead amends are not sufficient, pleasure
will
of treating the avocation from a sober be taken in recording any resolbticau
and serious standpoint, we turn to its offered oblectable to the occasion.
smiling and sunshiny side, and here may  Of the Association it may be said
It is in
it be permitted to refer to a criticism  a prosperous condition. It is at
that
made last year at lack or absence of Interesting age of "Sweet sixteen"
and
special recognition of the good offies of may it be truly typical, buoyant
but not
the ladies in provldlng for and promoting bold, comely but not conceited,
light of
the comfort and enjoyment of those In heart but not of conduct, and as the
years
attendamee.  Several causs, reasons, ol nu my it ever be characterized and
explanations,  excuses, apologies, or conspicuous for the same high aims
and
extentnag circumstances according to a plratInDe which marked its Initiative
proper VIF point, can be given for the and Inception and so duly repay and
apparent but not actual unapprec ation, reward the love and loyalty which
has
viz.: 1  The appetizing and alluring been so cheerfully and cordially given
It
nature of the entertainment made the  It may please the gentlemen who
officials too full for utterance. 2. Words contributed articles and addresses
at oar
were wanting to do ample justice to the January meeting to know that same
have
subject L  It goes without saying tM  been appreciated to an excepionally
high
whateverthe Wlsoonain cranberry women degree.
put their beads, hearts and hands to must  The prescribed business of tMe
August
be an unquIa141ed Knceel  For of all convention i a) Report of statisticisn,
wipmun the Wiseumse cranberry women (b) Suggestions respecting prices to
be
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