Ah!  Autumn is arriving.  Crops are ripening.  Foliage is starting to change colors.  The lakes are less crowded.  Shoals of minnows are being chased.  A few people taking slow boat rides in the evening.  Now and then, you catch yourself gazing over the lake, losing yourself in the moment.  Losing yourself in a moment that never lasts long enough.  Losing yourself in a moment you could happily live in forever.  You did not know it then, but this is why you got your place on the lake.

Memory is a vital attribute in life.  Often memories spur us on, compelling us to reach beyond our grasp.  Sometimes these memories are painful.  Sometimes these memories are ones you could happily live in forever.  Regrettably, we tend to forget why we are working so hard when work gets so hard.  I have to remind myself of the wisdom of an old man who had dredged in the Louisiana swamps.  He would say, “When you find yourself knee deep in alligators, it’s hard to remember you’re there to drain the swamp.”

Enjoy Autumn on the lakes!

~Joe Roach, Executive Director