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DRUMMOND www.drummondltd.com 23 When I see the progress in the town of La Loma, with the sewage system and the paved main street, the word DRUMMOND came to mind; made up of two syllables that could be translated as DRUM: the beat of a drum, and MOND: a short version of Monday. These syllables transported my imagination into the past, recalling two popular tales. The first has to do with DRUM, the beat of a drum, an instrument that is traditionally tied to those of us who, since the time of our ancestors, played it to celebrate special events. Either outside of the church to announce a wedding, at school to change classes, in the tribes to announce the New Year, as a safety alert to warn of danger and try to avoid it, in astronomy in response to the approach of an eclipse, in the villages announcing the passage of a criminal to the gallows, and even at the opening of the market and for some religious festivals, the drum was always present. Today the drumbeats are sent out to the “four winds,” announcing important dates and to sing about the symbiosis between Drummond and the community for their mutual development. The second syllable, MOND, transports me to Lunes in Spanish, which in Latin means moon, glow, gleam… I can’t help but remember the tale of the cobbler’s Monday. The father cobbler, as a punishment, sent his son to work in the shoe store every Monday, the first day of the week. Tired of the punishment, the young man left home and started working as a baker. Since he wasn’t very good at his job, his coworkers started to say, “Let the cobbler stick to his last.” Subsequently, the young man reconsidered and eventually went back to working on what he did best, repairing shoes. Monday is the beginning of the glow of hope, of work and progress. It is a day that is so important that the Emiliani Act (establishing that most national holidays will be observed on Mondays), took it into account to give people a day of reflection between the revelry of the weekend and the start of the workweek. And that is how I see DRUMMOND: A start of major events in the region, especially in the town of La Loma, where residents must contribute in the preparation of great changes and celebrate them to the sound of a drum. Lastly, let us recall that Monday, a day of firsts, can be today, and that today is a synonym for the present. To close with another play on words: a present is a gift, and so, “the present is the best gift that God gives us.” Thank you DRUMMOND for being the best present. As such, we celebrate it to the sound of the drum on an Emiliani Monday. Johny Ruiz Johny Ruiz, works in the maintenance area and has been in the company for 14 years. Open letter from Maintenance Area employee Johny Ruiz


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