Endowed Award Funding 

On April 10, Wednesday, Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset held a board meeting where they celebrated their ongoing partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the Richmond Community Foundation to support young artists. They presented scholarship cheques, highlighting the impact of their Endowed Award which has helped 16 students since 2003. The award amount has increased to $2,100 this year and will further rise to $2,250 in 2024. The meeting emphasized the importance of community collaboration in fostering artistic talent and enriching the community. The club encourages continued support through sharing success stories, contributing to the fund, and getting involved through volunteering or mentorship.

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Passing of Wally Philips 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wally Philips.
Wally was a Charter Member, Past President and Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset, District 5040. In addition to his work locally, he was Assistant District Governor for three years, and a Board Member of zone 23/32 in RGHF (Rotary Global History Fellowship), Rotary International. Wally also served on the board of numerous non-profit organizations.
Wally will be missed in our community.
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Richmond charity raises funds for victims of Lytton wildfire

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Four Richmond Rotary clubs have been recognized in the Richmond News for their efforts to fundraise for victims of the Lytton wildfire. The Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset is proud to support the Rotary Club of Steveston on this fundraising event. For those who would like to make a donation, e-transfers can be made to: society@stevestonrotary.ca. Please include that the donation is for the "BC Wildfire Relief 2021".  
Richmond charity raises funds for victims of Lytton wildfire Kyle Gomes 2021-07-21 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset recognized in BC Legislative Assembly 2020-07-30 07:00:00Z 0

World Immunization Week

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As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April.

Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. 

Rotary knows firsthand that #VaccinesWork. Since 1985, we’ve contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children from polio. When children receive the polio vaccine, their pinkie fingers are marked with purple ink so health workers will know which children received the vaccine. Today, only two countries continue to report cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
This year’s theme — #VaccinesWork For All — emphasizes the benefits of vaccines for individuals, their communities, and everyone around the world. It is also an opportunity to highlight how vaccines and the people who develop, deliver and receive them are champions working to protect the health of everyone, everywhere.
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End Polio campaign recognized as Vancouver buildings light up

photo by Christen & Kyle Downie
The Rotary walk to End Polio along the harbourfront in downtown Vancouver on April 26, 2020 was cancelled in keeping with the advice of health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the organizations of BC Place Stadium, Telus Science World and Vancouver City Hall, agreed to continue showing their support of the cause, for which we thank them. A photo gallery of more images is available. Photos thanks to Tom Smith, Christen and Kyle Downie and Gabor Gasztonyi. For a gallery of photos by professional photographer and Rotarian Gabor Gasztonyi click here. Gabor invites us to use the photos as we wish, with a "© Gabor Gasztonyi" credit.
For the full story about this event click here.
BC Place Stadium, left, and Science World, right, along with Vancouver City Hall, display blue and gold colours to salute Rotary and its's 35-year campaign to rid the world of the devastating disease of polio © Gabor Gasztonyi
BC Place Stadium © Gabor Gasztonyi   Science World photo by Christen & Kyle Downie
Vancouver City Hall © Gabor Gasztonyi
   More than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries have been
   spared the paralyzing disease of polio, thanks to Rotary
   and foundations, global health organizations and
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2020 Winter Wonderland 2019-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
2019 Rotary Skates for the World 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
17th Winter Wonderland Celebration 2017-11-27 08:00:00Z 0
5th Annual Rotary Skates for the World 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Foundation Centennial

Our District 5040 has an opportunity, along with District 5050, to generate more than $1 million to The Rotary Foundation on the occasion of its centennial. That is an achievement in which all of us can take pride.
For more information please click here
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Report of gift for children of Kuhemo primary school

Posted on Oct 17, 2016
Thanks for Magdalen Leung from Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset in Canada’s donation of rmb1,600, we prepared lunchbox as gift for children in Kuhemo primary school in Liangshan prefecture, Scihuan province where our water project GG#1634003 did.
The lunch box also comes with spoon
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"Interact Club for 2016" of Stevenston London Secondary School 2016-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new member Tony Wen 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

4th Rotary Skates for the World (2016)

Event Date : 28th May 2016 at Richmond Olympic Oval
Organised by : Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset
Registration Fee : $5.00 for individual and $15.00 for a team of four
Registration starts : 1:00 pm
Skating Time : 2:30 - 6:00 pm
Performance Time : 4:30 pm - 5:00pm by Connaught Figure Skating Club
Funds raised will be used to support our local and global communities.
Please make cheque payable to : "The Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset"
Mailing address : 250-8833 Odlin Crescent, Richmond BC V6X 3Z7
For sponsorship : Contact Magdalen R. Leung at magrleung@gmail.com Tel:604-214-8832
For pledge sheets and volunteering : Contact Fiona Yim at fyim@westernmba.ca Tel:604-214-8839
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Terry Chu - Gift of Life (open heart surgery for kids) 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Ron Beaton - Micro Loan 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Winter Wonderland (Openning Ceremony) 2014-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Day (Our club's photobooth pics) 2014-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
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Presentation on Bees

Posted on Nov 11, 2014
Paul van Westendorp, fellow Rotarian from the Tsawwassen Rotary Club presented to us on the dramatic decline in bees.
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The Villagers of Laos Presentation 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentation for Feed-U-Cate 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0

President's Dnner

Posted on Jun 17, 2014
Thank you Dave for his 2-year service as the Club President. Now he becomes the IPP and the PP! Congratulations to the new board members with incoming Club President Joanna!
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Peter Ackhurst - Rotary Village Project 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Installation of New Members 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Refilwe Trip 2013 in Richmond Review Joanna Ko 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Refilwe Trip 2013 Joanna Ko 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Kim Carter - Ombudsperson, BC David Ip 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary recognized Richmond youth making change

Posted by Joanna Ko on Jan 14, 2013
Boyd students win top prize in international video contest

Shaane Nathu (left), co-president of Hugh Boyd secondary’s Interact Club celebrated with fellow club members after winning a Rotary International Interact Video contest.

Shaane Nathu (left), co-president of Hugh Boyd secondary’s Interact Club celebrated with fellow club members after winning a Rotary International Interact Video contest.

Photograph by: PHOTO SUBMITTED , for Richmond News

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Rotary skate for the world 2013 David Ip 2013-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Club's Christmas Party 2012 David Ip 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Winter Wonderland 2012 David Ip 2012-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Don Evans - West Coast Railway Association David Ip 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Ribbon Cutting for Richmond Minoru Park Swing Set David Ip 2012-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Gary Hollick - Richmond News Publisher David Ip 2012-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Club Installation for Hugh Boyd Secondary School David Ip 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
DG Rebecca MacPherson David Ip 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone Institute 2012 David Ip 2012-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
David Wainman - CLS Catering Services Ltd David Ip 2012-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Aaron and Vivian from Rotaract Club of Richmond David Ip 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Michael Chiu - Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Joanna Ko 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Origami cranes David Ip 2012-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Dike Cleaning Day David Ip 2012-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Cheung from Richmond Night Market David Ip 2012-08-08 00:00:00Z 0

Science News

Posted by David Ip on Jul 24, 2012
This month is fascinating as we have seen a number of major break through that will change our life in the foreseeable future. Here is the top 3 pick.
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Dean Rohrs, PDG - Tibet David Ip 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Jovanni Sy, Artistic Director of Gateway Theatre David Ip 2012-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary President's Dinner June 16, 2012 at Delta David Ip 2012-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Brain Teaser David Ip 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Guidelines for garage sales and healthy Lawn David Ip 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0

Wai's last meeting as president

Posted by David Ip on Jun 26, 2012
This is Wei's last meeting as outgoing President and we had a small presentation to Wei.
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Robbyn Tarpy from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) David Ip 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Visitor from Norway David Ip 2012-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

Delaney and Spenser - RYLA 2012

Posted by David Ip on May 15, 2012
Our president Wei (right) and director Magdalen (left) taking a photo with Delaney and Spenser (middle) who are sponsored by our club for this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program
Delaney and Spenser - RYLA 2012 David Ip 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Senior Easter Luncheon 2012 A Success!

Posted by David Ip on Apr 12, 2012
We had 150 happy seniors joining us for this year's Easter luncheon held on April 7.  Thanks to all the members and volunteers who helped to make this event a success!
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Congratulations to Michael Chiu!

Posted by David Ip on Apr 12, 2012
         BC Community Achievement Award BC Community Achievement Award 

Michael Chiu of the our club is one of the 2012 B.C. Community Achievers, he will be recognized at the Government House in Victoria on April 25 with the B.C. Community Achievement Award.  The community achievement awards honour individuals who have made a significant contribution either as a volunteer or in the course of their work.

We are so proud of you, Michael!

To find out more about the award, visit the link below:-
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Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Posted by David Ip on Apr 10, 2012
Wally, as a representative of zone 24 in the RGHF, welcomed the newest member Linda into the fellowship.  Wally presented Linda with a few pins of the fellowship and noted the exciting opportunity to meet other RGHF members across the world.
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Dr. Anthony Yung

Posted by David Ip on Apr 10, 2012
ImageOriginally from Vancouver, Dr. Yung has been traveling to many places for school and his professional practice.  After graduating from St. Georges in Vancouver, Dr. Yung went to study at McGill University in Montreal, followed by Chicago and then went on to practice in San Antonio and Washington.  He came back to Vancouver in 2010 practicing in Kitsilano with satellite offices in other places including Richmond. 

Dr. Yung specializes in disorders and surgery of foot and diabetic foot complications.  
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Stephanie and Ranbor from UBC SIFE

Posted by David Ip on Apr 03, 2012
For those who was here on Mar 14 to listen Tom Smith's speech on CRCID (you may read the story by click on this link). Tom mentioned that his club is associated with Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) at BCIT and they have a rewarding experience supporting the group of youth. Today we have Stephanie (incoming VP) and Ranbor (incoming president) talk about their club SIFE at UBC.

You may also register before April 15 to attend their "SIFE 2012 Showcase Night" on Apr 26 (see the Upcoming Events for details)
Stephanie and Ranbor from UBC SIFE David Ip 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z 0

Rebeca Avendano - CHIMO

Posted by David Ip on Mar 20, 2012

Our past president James presenting certificate of appreciation in speaking at our club meeting to Rebeca from CHIMO.
Rebeca Avendano - CHIMO David Ip 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Tom Smith - Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development (CRCID) David Ip 2012-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Kirby Greame - Volunteer work at Sri Lanka David Ip 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z 0

Gavin Law

Posted by David Ip on Feb 21, 2012
Richmond Community Foundation (RCF) presenting Richmond Sunset Rotary Art Scholarship of $550 to Gavin Law who study in Palmer Secondary School.  
Gavin Law David Ip 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Where are teddy bears and blankets go? David Ip 2012-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Visiting Kiwassa Neighbourhood House David Ip 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Ryan Carrier. Ambassadorial Scholar David Ip 2012-01-25 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by David Ip on Jan 12, 2012
This Friday, Jan 13 will mark the first 12 months without a case of polio in India’s history - an important milestone in the fight against polio.
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Trip to South Africa for Refilwe 2011 David Ip 2012-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Winter Wonderland 2011 - Appreciation Dinner David Ip 2012-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Joyful Celebration at Club's Christmas Party David Ip 2011-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Merry Seniors at High Tea David Ip 2011-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Jessalynn Tan David Ip 2011-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Vive Richmond was a Blast! David Ip 2011-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Katie Buemann David Ip 2011-11-17 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Linda Coyle on Apr 29, 2011
In England's House of Parliament, Big Ben is a famous tourist attraction. Big Ben is not the clock or the tower in which it sits. It is the largest of the bells in the clock tower.
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Posted by Linda Coyle on Apr 29, 2011
There can be no happiness if the thins we believe in are different from the things we do.
WISE WORDS Linda Coyle 2011-04-30 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Linda Coyle on Apr 29, 2011
A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's computer. She told him she was writing a story.
Grandchildren Linda Coyle 2011-04-30 00:00:00Z 0

Interesting Facts

Posted by Michael Chiu on Apr 03, 2011
First soda pop: Americans got their first taste of soda pop in 1866 when a Detroit drugstore began selling ginger ale. It was created by the druggist James Vernor and was called Vernor's Ginger Ale.
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Posted by Michael Chiu on Apr 03, 2011
" It is not so important to know everything as to appreciate what we learn "……Hannah More
QUOTE Michael Chiu 2011-04-04 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Linda Coyle on Apr 03, 2011
Ever stop to think and forget to start again?????
Quotable Linda Coyle 2011-04-04 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Michael Chiu on Feb 21, 2011
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
GOTTA LAUGH Michael Chiu 2011-02-22 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Linda Coyle on Feb 21, 2011
Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.
TEAMWORK Linda Coyle 2011-02-22 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by David Ip
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Eight members (Wei, Eric, David, Joanna, Magdalen, Adriana, Mike and Dave - not in picture) of The Richmond Sunset Rotary Club join together with Richmond's RCMP in supporting The Raise A Reader program of The Vancouver Sun on Sep 28, 2011 from 6:30am to 8:30am outside Canadian Line station of Brighouse/Templeton. We proudly contributed part of the dollars raised approximately $ 35,000!! And Magdalan won a prize from The Vancouver Sun for 2 Lions Tickets!!

Miracle Bus

Posted by Linda Coyle
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Another joint Refilwe project was between Richmond Sunset and the Burnaby Rotary Club for the purchase of the 'miracle' bus. This 14 to 16 passenger bus picks up children and drives them to the school facilities at Refilwe. The Rotary Club of Randburg partners with McCrystal Insurance and other local businesses to maintain the bus service.

Pictures of the 'miracle' bus showed how grateful the children were to no longer have to take two to three hours in the early morning to travel the 45 km. to the school.
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Posted by Linda Coyle
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At the April 6 2011 club meeting, PDG Dean Rohrs gave the club an update on our Refilwe project which she visited in March. Refilwe is a joint project between three Districts: D9400 in South Africa, D5040 in Canada and D3500 in Taiwan. She showed wonderful before and after pictures of the kitchen and washroom facilities which were upgraded to serve as a training facility. It is currently used to prepare meals for the students, staff and volunteers.

Another part of the project was the building of a kindergarten/creche for preschool and kindergarten children. This facility requires the involvement of the parents in running the facility. The Refilwe projects are 100% sustainable.

Club members Michael Chiu, Magdalen Leung and John Yap will visit Refilwe in August 2011.

The Woolnoughs Service Trip

Posted by Linda Coyle

Dr Michael and Jane made a return visit to Cambodia in February 2011 to work at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap. This is the the hospital to which the club sent a container via RWHN  in 2007 and is the second main centre in the country for training doctors and nurses in children's medicine. It is, however poorly funded by the government and relies on the generosity of donors in the US and Japan. Jane assisted with their monthly reports and Dr Michael worked in the radiology department helping the other radiologist, who has founded only the second Rotary club in Cambodia!  They joined other overseas volunteers in different fields, who help to provide year-round assistance to the nearly 500 sick children who arrive at the hospital every day"
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Scholarship Winner

Posted by Linda Coyle
Jessalynn Tan is the latest recipient of the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club's $1000 scholarship given to a Kwantlen Polytechnic University student annually. Jessalynn is a 2nd year student in the Graphic Design for Marketing Program at the Richmond Campus. She has a BA in Psychology and plans to study abroad through the World Open Exchange program.

Jessalynn is very busy with volunteer work at CHIMO and the Global Perspectives Program. She is off to Nigeria in July for more volunteer service. Before she commenced her university studies, Jessalynn was in Interact at Richmond High. We are booking Jessalynn to speak to our club in March.
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Posted by Linda Coyle
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Club members attend many Olympic events including the opening, closing and victoryceremonies. Others enjoyed the opening of Molson's House, Heineken House and other venues. Some attended the games and watched men's and women's hockey, speed skating, ice dancing and more.

MEMBERS At Olympics

Posted by Linda Coyle
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Several club members volunteered during the Olympics. Others enjoyed the many events. All were so very proud to be Canadian
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Posted by Linda Coyle

The Journey  Started

A group of half awake Rotarians met at YVR - Vancouver airport at 5:00 AM on October 26, 2008 to start our journey to Chengde, China. Each one of us had our one suit case stuffed with two weeks clothing and teddy bears. The second piece of luggage is a box of medical equipment and supplies needed on the mission. It is assigned to us and loaded in San Francisco. Each medical and non medical volunteers checks one box of supplies.

After clearing US customs we are on our way to San Francisco to meet the rest of the team. In SF we meet our team and onto United airlines flight bound for Beijing. A few old acquaintance from past Rotaplast missions renew their friendship. We are then off filled with excitement and for those of us who are new to Rotaplast uncertainty. Most importantly we know there are children waiting for us and we have an opportunity to make a difference.

The last pictures have come from Chengde, China where club members Magdalen Leung, Elaine Luk, Jackie Lau, Gail Maida and Dave Rogers have been assisting with cleft palate surgery for 100 children.

PDG Chris Offer has created a blog to record the mission.  Go to the blog to read about the mission.  www.RotaplastChina.blogspot.com.



Posted by Michael Chiu

 A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone.

He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone numbers).

 The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation

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New Paul Harris Fellows

Posted by Linda Coyle
PDG Dean Rohrs presented two new and three multiple Paul Harris Fellowships at the 10th Anniversary and President's Dinner Celebration on July 12. Past President JohnCrocock was presented his first Paul Harris by the club. Mathew Coyle was presented his first Paul Harris by President Linda Coyle for all of the support he gives to her and to the club. Dr. Michael Woolnough, received his third Paul Harris, Cynthia Chen received her fourth Paul Harris and Linda Coyle received her sixth Paul Harris.
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10th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Linda Coyle
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On Saturday July 12, 2008, club members, past presidents, charter members and other guests celebrated the club's 10th anniversary with a dinner and dance.
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A Prayer for Everyone

Posted by Linda Coyle


Lord Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will someday be old.
Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.
Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs.
Make me thoughtful but not moody: helpful but not bossy.
With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but thou knowest Lord that I want a few friends at the end.
Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.

Seal my lips on my aches and pains.
They are increasing and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years by.
I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others pains, but help me to endure them with patience.

I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.

Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a Saint some of them so hard to live with, but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil.

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