Write Again…A bit about who we are

Published 4:13 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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TRULY UPSET-They said she was very, very concerned. That she was agitated, demanded an explanation.
And no, it was not a call to vent and have her concern appear in “Sound Off”. This was an inquiry far more serious, more pressing than that.

Now what could have so perturbed her? I’ll tell you. She demanded to know why there were no obituaries in the day’s paper. She wanted some obituaries.

I guess she felt offended that at least a few people had the gall, the inconsideration not to pass away. They very idea.

She explained that she clipped and kept all obituaries. I mean, somebody’s got to do it. You know…

OH MY- “The moment he got back to the United States he recognized what he had never noticed before about the country he grew up in. People ate too much, bought too much, and then climbed into huge cars and trucks to go out and buy more.

“Bigger was always better, or at least more admired. Everyone was too distracted to read anything beyond the texts on their phone or the crawler on cable news.

“Voters opted for whoever promised to crack down on the people or groups they most despised. Greed and guns were rampant.”
So thought the protagonist in “Safe Houses,” an espionage novel by Dan Fesperman. What think you, friends?

PORGY & BESS- “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’, and the cotton is high.
One of these mornins’, we’re gonna rise up singin’. So hush, little baby, don’t you cry. Ah, summertime.

NOSTALGIA-The recent presentation at the Turnage about the Tulip Festival was a look back at another time.
The Great Depression was finally waning. Yet the storm clouds had gathered over Europe, so to envelope much of the whole world. Death an destruction would come in such utter horror that was then unimaginable.
Yet, for less than a handful of years, the tulip gaily bloomed in the hearts of so many.

Yes, it was another time.

So. Give somebody a hug today, compliment, a smile.

It’ll make you feel better, too.