Winter scene by Mark Sylvester. All of us at Paragon wish you a joyous holiday season!
Charlie Noland came out of retirement to work at Paragon in 1988. He stayed for about three years as a marketing consultant, was a World War II veteran, and was one of the funniest people I have ever known. Wherever he went, he made people laugh.
In Paragon’s December, 1990 newsletter, when the world was in turmoil, Charlie wrote the following:
“There are dark forces in the world that would enslave the weak and destroy everything in its path to gain this end. But we must have faith that the power of good will prevail, that mankind’s deep-felt desire for peace and equality will win in the end.
“Out of the suffering and tragedy of a crisis is often born a good that is proportionate to the suffering. Let’s look for the silver lining in the cloud we’re watching.
“At this special time of year, let’s all resolve that we will hold fast to our belief that there is a way to bring . . . Peace on Earth.”
Charlie left this world a number of years ago. I will always remember him as a close friend and mentor, and I know he would be pleased that we shared his message once again.
All of us at Paragon wish you much joy over the holidays. I am sure you are bringing happiness to others with the beautiful objects that come out of your kiln.
With best wishes,
Arnold Howard Paragon Industries, L.P. – Better Designed Kilns 2011 South Town East Blvd. Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122 Voice: 972-288-7557 & 800-876-4328 / Fax: 972-222-0646 firstname.lastname@example.org / www.paragonweb.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/paragonkilns
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