Classic and Inspirational Content for Co-op Members

George Washington's Farewell Address

I shall carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence and that, after forty-five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

As President, George Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution....

Life's Little Instructions

Adapted by Elden Kingston Gustafson. Original publication by Richard Snell

George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior continue to be relevant today for a generation increasingly distracted by electronic interaction and a public discourse that at times becomes disrespectful and vitriolic.

What Would Mama Do?

Poem written by Ilona Kingston in 2012

Ardous Kingston Gustafson @ Standard Restaurant Supply; "What Would Mama Do?"

Mama gave the company and us an invaluable gift that the very foundation of our family and company rests upon. It is more valuable than anything we could ever ask for. She gave us our values. The next time you face a decision in the crossroads of life, stop and ask yourself, “What would Mama do?”

Lucy's House

A poem written by Janet Grow about her Grandmother Lucy Whitmill's home at the mine in Huntington Utah.

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