Thursday, November 30, 2006
Letters to the Editor
I went Sunday, Nov. 19 after church to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to put flowers on my mother’s, daddy’s and brother’s grave.
I was cleaning off my daddy’s grave, and there beside his grave were beer bottles. I picked them up and cleaned the grave.
I was very upset that someone would disrespect the dead.
I went to my brother’s grave and I was really hurt. I had put a motorcycle there in a glass cage and to my surprise someone had stolen it.
When I was growing up you were taught to respect the dead. Someone isn’t respecting our family.
At first I was mad and hurt. Then I realized that motorcycle is costing someone a lot more. It is costing them their salvation. So whoever took it and was drinking at the grave, I want you to know I forgive you, but you are going to have to ask God for His forgiveness. If I didn’t forgive you then I would be hurting my salvation. You and no one else is worth that.
I will pray for you. I know I didn’t see you get it or I didn’t see you drinking, but the main person saw you and that is Jesus Christ. So why not let God see you put it back and ask Him to forgive you?
Designate a driver:
Just as gift-giving, resolutions and celebrations with family, friends and colleagues are time-honored holiday traditions, being a designated driver is finding its way into the heart of the season’s festivities. According to a new survey conducted by Data Development Worldwide, more than 148 million American adults have used a designated driver or have been driven home by one. To put it in perspective, the number of Americans who have first-hand experience with a designated driver is nearly half of the U.S. population.
The survey also found that employers are doing the “ride thing” too. Seventy-one percent of Americans say their employer encourages the use of designated drivers at holiday office parties, along with at least one of the three other tactics to encourage employees to get home safely—offering food, serving drinks responsibly or arranging free cab rides.
The good news is that our nation is making progress in the fight against drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk-driving fatalities have declined 39 percent since 1982.
A&B Distributing Company and Anheuser-Busch want to thank all adults who choose to be or use a designated driver during the holiday season. Not only do designated drivers help save lives, using or being one shows that you care about your friends, family, colleagues and community.
Demonstrate your appreciation for people you know who have been a designated driver, by logging onto www.designateddriver.com and sending an electronic “thank-you”.
Anheuser-Busch and A&B Distributing Company are working hard to be part of the solution to drunk driving. As we give thanks and celebrate the holiday season with family, friends, and colleagues, remembering to ask “Who’s Your Bud?” – the designated driver — before celebrating will keep us all safe…because “Responsibility Matters.”
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