Happy Father’s Day + Our Annual Contest for Children

Join our Happy Dad’s Day contest and your child can win $250 for their school!

To enter, schedule a time to have your child visit our new Mar Vista | Culver City office and recite the poem below. The first 20 children to memorize and recite the poem “Somebody Said It Couldn’t Be Done” will win $250.00 for their school. We’ve been doing this contest for 4 years now as we enjoy seeing everyone that participates and hope we can start a new tradition in your family. Good luck and we look forward to meeting you!

Somebody Said It Couldnt Be Done

By Edgar Albert Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done

But she* with a chuckle replied

That “maybe it couldn’t,” but she would be one

Who wouldn’t say so till she’d tried.

So she buckled right in with the trace of a grin

On her face. If she worried she hid it.

She started to sing as she tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and she did it!

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;

At least no one ever has done it;”

But she took off her coat and she took off her hat

And the first thing we knew she’d begun it.

With a lift of her chin and a bit of a grin,

Without any doubting or quiddit,

She started to sing as she tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and she did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

There are thousands to prophesy failure,

There are thousands to point out to you one by one,

The dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,

Just take off your coat and go to it;

Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing

That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

My Dad and I love
reciting poems
together and this is
one of our favorites!

*My dad changed “he” to “she”.