在人生的道路上，也有許多令人難遇和難忘的事跡， 今天我們大夥來到了德州州花藍帽花之鄉，和教堂山銀行的行長史密斯老先生相擁抱， 在德州參議員惠特邁先生的莊園中，踩在巨幅的藍帽花海之中， 這是人生中令人心矌神怡而終身難忘之珍貴時刻。
記得在我孩童時代就要遠離雙親到市裡求學， 他們常常在我耳邊提醒說：“蔚𠒇， 要記得在家靠父母， 在外要靠朋友。” 數十年來，我牢記雙親之叮囑….
今天教堂山鎮上遇見了史密斯及惠特邁先生，是我在這塊土地上遇到的好友， 他們都是平實、 肯幹和藹的成功美國人。
創建於1907 年的教堂山銀行已逾百年， 是德州最老之銀行， 在史密斯掌管下已有三十八年之久， 他是在好友前赫里斯郡艾柯郡長之牽引下，让我們有機會成為合夥人 繼續在原有之基礎上再成立另一新銀行——環球第一銀行。 我們相信這次的結合將是德州銀行史上之一大創舉， 今天在這個古老具有歷史性的銀行大廳， 我們看見史密斯笑顏常開， 他非常高興我們變成了一家人。
更巧的是宣佈競選下屆休斯敦市長的德州參議員惠特邁就在教堂山擁有佔地三百畝的莊園 ，當我們走進這片藍帽花盛開的大花海中時， 我們都驚呆了， 惠特邁參議員牽來了兩匹駿馬， 藍天白雲花香撲鼻， 我們在花海中合影留念， 我告訴参議員說， 你真是生活在天堂之中。
在回家路上， 我又想起早年父母之訓示， 在人生不斷的挑戰中， 朋友是何等重要， 感恩養育我們的雙親， 感恩這塊土地給予的機會。
Home Of The Bluebonnet Legend Of Chappell Hill
There are always many rare and unforgettable deeds on the road of life. Today we all came to the home of the bluebonnets and visited Chappell Hill Bank with banker, Mr. Smith. We gave him a big hug and told him how much we appreciated him for letting us join the bank as family.
I always remember when I was child that my parents often said to me, “Son, you can rely on your parents when you are home, and you should also rely on your friends when you are away from home.”
Chappell Bank was founded in 1907 and has been noted as the oldest bank in Texas. It has been under Mr. Smith’s management for more than 38 years. With the help of former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, we were able to become a partner of Mr. Smith and continued to establish another bank, Global One Bank. We believe that this will open a new chapter for the banking business in Texas. Today we saw Mr. Smith open his arms to welcome us as his new family.
What’s more, Texas Senator John Whitmire, who announced that he is running to be next Mayor of Houston, owns a 300-acre ranch in this town. When we walked on the land with all the bluebonnets, we were all stunned. Senator Whitmire brought two horses for us to ride and then took our photo under the blue sky in a sea of blue flowers I told him that he is really living in paradise.
On the way home, I remembered the teaching of my parents in my early years. In the constant challenges of life, how important friends are. I am so grateful to my parents who taught me and I am very grateful for the opportunity I have been given by this land.