Thursday, September 20, 2012
My wife Pam has lots of cookbooks.
But one is her favorite.
It’s titled, “Favorite Recipes of Momma Jean.”
Close to Nowhere
Technology is out to get me
• I love technology, but sometimes, I think it’s out to get me.
When I got my first iPhone, I was having trouble getting it to do “something,” I can’t remember what. I asked Jess, Barbara’s daughter for help, as she has an iPhone also. She couldn’t fix it.
The Preacher’s Corner
“Put off thy shoes...thou standest on holy ground”
A few Sundays back when I called for the collection I noted there was a bit of delay in the deacons coming forward to get the offering plates.
“Poppa, I see the stop sign and I will stop”
There is nothing quite like the fear felt by a doting parent in the passenger seat as his young son approaches a busy intersection. If he accidentally hits the gas instead of the brake, everybody’s maimed or dead.
Letter to The Editor
We need relief
In reference to the Holly Springs Utility Department:
We the people of Marshall County have had enough.
We need relief from these high bills we are paying. Some of us hard-working people are paying more for our utilities than we are paying for our mortgages and rent. I don’t know what we can do, but I do know that we have to do something. There are solutions that can help people and you know what hurts so bad, they won’t even let you make suitable arrangements. Most of our bills are ranging on a monthly basis from $400 and up. This is why people don’t have money to pay it all at one time and if you pay $400 and your bill is $450 or more you only get three to four days to complete the bill. Everybody doesn’t get paid by the week and if you had it in three to four days you would have paid it when you paid the $400.
Also there is no help out here to assist you with the bill. When you go to get assistance from the Catholic Church, you may get help and you may not, according to your income.
And when you go to community services, you are on four waiting lists and you are still out of service for lights. Now I have a solution to this situation. If the mayor would come together with us, we could work this problem out. Give us an opportunity to have a suitable time to make our payments and then we would feel like we are the community and would be a part of this community.
You know we have children in school. How do these children feel when they get out of school, come home to a house with no lights, no way to get supper. Come on now, community. We need relief. Some people work second and third shifts. Maybe they do have other places to go in the evening and maybe they don’t. So think of them if not us. We all are having some kind of problem, if not all, some of us are. Well, I hope somebody who reads this agrees with me. I am so serious. We have got to do something ASAP.
I care not only about myself, I also care about my community. We have worked too hard to keep it together to let it fall down like this.
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