Source: Fulton Co., Tribune
(Contributed by Bob Weaver)
Dated: May, 1919
Making Good by Doing Good
We often have occasion to make mention of sons of Fulton County
who are winning honors, for themselves by the services they are
rendering out in the world: We are glad to make such mention
for we are proud of them and we realize that the best and most
valuable crop the county ever has produced is the "crops" of
young people that have grown up her in Fulton County and then
gone out into the world to work and to serve and to demonstrate
their worth and 'mettle'.
But it's not only the sons of Fulton that are "making good"
and giving us reasons to be proud; there are daughters of Fulton
as well as sons!
One of them is Mrs. Ione Adrich Conant of Santa
Monica, California, a school girl and later a teacher (and an
excellent teacher) but she found her opportunity for her best
service out on the Pacific Coast.
We have just been reading from the Santa Monica Evening
Outlook, an account of a visit of the Music Section of the Santa
Monica Bay Woman's Club to Sea Cliff House, Playa Del Rey, where
Mrs Conant presides over her home for mentally
retarded girls and is succeeding in developing in the lives of
her charges the consciousness of their own ability for
usefulness in the world and at the same time an ability to get
something of the joy of living out of their existence. The
article refers to Mrs. Conant as "The woman who
has found the real meaning of love, that it is not always joy,
but is always service; and may be sacrifice." The words of
appreciation of Mrs. Conant's wonderful work
reminds us that she is one more of Fulton's daughters of whom we
may well be proud: Another who is "making good" in the only
possible way, by doing good.