Thursday, May 31, 2007
The Memorial Day weekend often catches us thinking of the lake, the swimming pool, grilling, picnics, trips to the beach.
Insomnia makes you sleepy
A major topic of conversation at the newspaper office Tuesday after Memorial Day was sleep — how much we all needed some.
You never get a busy signal with “real” prayer
With all the manifestations of electronic religion it is remarkable to think that the congregation I serve once worshiped without so much as electric lights to illumine their songbooks. Belle Strickland, a young woman who kept a diary here during the Civil War, commented on the deprivations of war when she wrote on Tuesday, October, 25, 1864, that “Mr. Paine [the Presbyterian minister] had church and we went. . . .Mr. Paine said that he was going to have church tonight and that he thought that six candles would light the room.”
Letter to the Editor
On behalf of my husband, Robbie and my daughter, Lauren, I would like to thank everyone for their participation and contribution last Saturday at the Bone Marrow Drive and Benefit Fish Fry.
I thank God that there are so many people in this world who care about others. The success of the event is proof of that.
I also want to thank the Barton Fire Department for allowing the benefit to be held there, and Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his crew for volunteering their time and doing a wonderful job cooking the fish for the fish fry.
To those of you who donated your time, food, gifts and money and worked so hard at the benefit, family, friends and strangers, thank you so much. It would not have been possible without you.
But most of all, I thank those of you who made the decision to be bone marrow donors.
I believe that someone’s life will be saved because of you; and remember, giving of yourselves to help others is the greatest gift of all. I know God will bless your lives.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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