I told one of them not to rush home after their games, but stay and have a nice meal in Franklin and enjoy the town.
I do this a lot with folks.
As I was walking by West Park, more commonly called Fountain Park, I was thinking of Ronnie Beith and all she has done over the years for this town. She is one of the reasons this town is what it is today and why I tell folks from all over that Franklin is a place to hang out, relax and enjoy what a small town can do for the soul.
So I took these pictures just for her because I thought she is much like this flowering tree on the edge of the park. She shares her beauty without wanting to stand out, but, like the pink of this tree, she stands out anyway. And like this tree - which is a small part of the park, when given the chance to be stopped and noted, is truly worth a moment of thanks. So thank you Ronnie. I know you're going to say it's not just you and you're, of course, right, but that is how great leaders lead.
Even this tree has many individual pink flowers that make up its beauty, but they are a part of the tree. You my friend are the tree.
Franklin is, as its motto states, always eventful even when those eventful moments are just taking in the little bits of beauty each season brings.