Having written all that about one of my father’s former students, you can imagine my excitement at receiving an autographed picture of Hal Holbrook. Culver does a very good job of staying in touch with its winter and summer graduates, needless to say.
In an unabashed attempt at self-promotion, if you would like to know more about Culver in novel form, you might be interested in “The Lullaby Lost,” which you can get on Amazon.com If you would like some facts about the school itself, just do a search of the word “Culver” and you’ll find their rather dazzling website. Over the years, there has been a steady stream of local young people who have gone to Culver. There haven’t been any, I don’t believe, since the 1990s; but if you’re interested in what the school has to offer, winter or summer, there’s plenty of information out there.
When I was there, I learned a whole lot about leadership, being responsible for yourself, self-respect, respect for others, self-discipline, and doing what you’re told to do without complaining – all very good lessons for every young person. Culver has been teaching those lessons to young people for a very long time.
That’s -30- for this week.