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A word from the past to those in the present who are headed to the future.  The tools you have today are modern only for today.  The past didn't know them and the future will have something better.  Yet for some there is the greater tool of 'courage' to take what you have today and work hard for the future.  And those in the future will look back at those who have made a difference and honor their legacy and their courage, not their tools.

Guy E. Shaffer
Pictured to the left winning the first annual PRWA Lifetime Commitment to Excellence Award, April 2, 2009.

Keep a-Goin'
by Frank L. Stanton c1920

If you strike a thorn or rose,
Keep a-goin'!
If it hails of if it snows,
Keep a-goin'!
'Taint no use to sit an'whine
When the fish ain't on your line;
Bait your hook an' keep a-tryin'-
Keep a-goin'!

When the weather kills your crop,
Keep a-goin'!
Though 'tis work to reach the top,
Keep a-goin'!
S'pose you're out o' ev'ry dime,
Gittin' broke ain't any crime;
Tell the world you're feelin' prime -
Keep a-goin'!

When it looks like all is up,
Keep a-goin'!
Drain the sweetness from the cup,
Keep a-goin'!
See the wild birds on the wing,
Hear the bells that sweetly ring,
When you feel like sighin', sing -
Keep a-goin'!

Old School Water and Wastewater Operator Training
from the International Correspondence School, Scranton, PA.  Reproduced from 'International Correspondence Schools - Various Titles', copyright Penn Foster, Inc.  Used with permission.

Resource Category Datesort icon
ICS - Elementary Chemistry Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Elementary Electrical Principles Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Elements of Arithmetic Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Heat Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Hydromechanics Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Mechanics and Machine Elements Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Operation of Sewage Treatment Plants - Part 1 Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Operation of Sewage Treatment Plants - Part 2 Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Operation of Sewage Treatment Plants - Part 3 Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Operation of Water Treatment Plants - Part 1 Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Operation of Water Treatment Plants - Part 2 Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Operation of Water Treatment Plants - Part 3 Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Operation of Water Treatment Plants - Part 4 Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Sanitary Bateriology Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Sanitary Chemistry Historic Archive 01/01/1940
ICS - Weights and Measures Historic Archive 01/01/1940