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July 13, 2004

"From tiny acorns grows the mighty oak."

I have something I need your help with.

I have always admired the Oak tree. They are magnificient trees. When I was little, my parents and I lived in the Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina. We were surrounded by woods and mountains. There were lots of oak trees there. I used to enjoy gathering acorns and pondering how such a little living organism could grow into such a mighty tree. Humbling.

It is that vision that motivates me to grow the Longears Mall into a "mighty oak" that we all can enjoy. Your comments here and your many emails to orders@longearsmall.com have been thoughtful and inspiring.

I have something that I need your help with. In this morning's update I wanted to use for an illustration the poem that talks about "From tiny acorns grows the mighty oak." I'm sure that most of us have grown up hearing variations of this saying. I thought that metaphore would be a wonderful example of our future for the Longears Mall.

An exhaustive search of google.com, metacrawler.com and yahoo.com failed to identify a specific poet or author. The closest thing I could find were references such as "someone said ..."

Do any of you have any more "light" on where this saying originated?

On another subject, this morning I added a menu tab called "Contact Us". Instead of your having to look various places to find out what email address to use to contact us at Longears Mall, you can now go here for an up-to-date list. To keep it simple I currently have one. If you would like to be added to the Stores, Store Listings or Classifieds categories, would like your entries updated, or just have a question or comment, please email us at orders@longearsmall.com.

My father just installed some real neat software on our web server called "Jack's FormMail". When he is finished it will provide you with a comment form right on the "Contact Us" web page so you won't even have to open your email to send us a message.

And now for a "longears" photo. Here we have Yvonne Bailey driving Bailey's Baby Jim at Bishop Mule Days 2004. Isn't he cute!


Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at July 13, 2004 06:26 AM