This column was previously published in the January 11, 2018 issue of the Clay County Courier.
Boy have I got a bone to pick with Governor Clinton. He said it. . .this is not hearsay. . .I heard him say it loud and clear and I was so upset I nearly called him right that minute.
One thing we have learned or have had reinforced from this pandemic is our need for human contact. And the important role of technology in communicating with others. There’s a skill to communicate efficiently and properly using technology. Even a basic text can be misunderstood without the element of facial expression; hence the creation of emoticons to assist in getting a message across.
One of my friends keeps thinking that she should try to get me on “Wheel of Fortune” and make a lot of money, then we would have money for that trip “out West” that we have both dreamed of for years. I am pretty good, in my own surroundings but there is no way I would ever, even if they did come through with an offer, appear on the show. . .for many reasons: First, I don’t aim to fly there or anywhere else; Second place, I don’t have the right clothes for that sort of thing and third, but certainly not least, I would be so totally scared that someone would have to lead me out there and tell them my name.
This time of year people become nostalgic as they watch holiday movies. They remind us of simpler times when character and traditional values mattered. We can rely on a happy ending and that good will win out in the end. We become blanketed in a secure feeling as we reminiscence about childhood memories at Christmas.