Friendship Garden

 

 

There is much in Harris's writing to illustrate his love of nature and his love of his fellow man. He was a founding member of the Prairie Club of Chicago, and always believed that neighborliness would do more for peace than any contracts or treaties.
PAUL'S NEIGHBORLINESS

"There is a path from Comely Bank to the home of Silvester, the first man to whom was breathed the first word of Rotary. It is a well worn path winding through the oak wood made fragrant in the spring by countless blossoms, and radiant in the autumn by blazing sumac. 

This particular path has been showing the imprint of Schiele and Harris boots and shoes more than twenty years now." Paul Harris

FRIENDSHIP GARDEN

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"They would like to think well of us; in fact, nothing could give them greater happiness than to believe sincerely that the "Colossus of the North" is really a friendly, kindly Colossus who would not intrude upon their rights as members of the family of nations, who would consider South American countries by reason of their position it the western hemisphere entitled to the friendly appellation which our present Roosevelt has given them, "Our neighbors on the South".

I like the term neighbor and always did. I like it so well that I have for years had a wood sign permanently attached to my house near the front door overlooking our friendship garden. The bears the legend, "Neighborliness makes for Happiness" and so it does. Neighborly people are happy people, while those who keep shut within their own walls are likely to be the  very opposite.

The world has been hearing quite enough of international pacts, treaties and agreements. The have more frequently led to war than war than from it." Paul P. Harris

FRIENDSHIP GARDEN PAUL AND JEAN IN THE GARDEN HISTORICAL MARKER JEAN HARRIS IN THEIR FRIENDSHIP GARDEN PAUL POINTING TO THE JAPANESE LANTERN
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