JACSY is the term for Jackson County’s United Way, and each year they sponsored a contest for the school kids. We were to use a regular sheet of paper to design a poster promoting JACSY.
How well I remember evenings brainstorming JACSY slogans with my mom. One was “Mini, Midi, Maxi, Give your Share to JACSY.” One year I wanted to draw Snoopy on his doghouse and write “Happiness is JACSY.” I remember Mom was not a fan of that slogan.
The winning poster in each classroom received a pen. Usually I was unsuccessful in this venture, as my very artistic and talented best friend Miriam swept the awards. But one year, my joy was great when I received the coveted JACSY pen for my classroom:
So I tried — only to discover that it had dried up.
I think there’s a lesson there.