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Hypocrisy Rages On

Here it is June and while the potency of COVID-19 has waned somewhat, the hypocrisy roars on. There is good news in that so many vaccines are being developed, Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks one of them...

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Old Friends Departed

It is May and I could still write about the coronavirus, but I am not going to because I am sick of it. I am sick of the theories, sick of the numbers, just sick of it but thankfully not with it. I...

 

Medicare For All Would Not Be Free

I am getting a little tired of clamoring for “Medicare for All” as though it is free. Medicare is NOT FREE! We paid into a Medicare program for many years. For me, that was a long time, as I worked until I was 74. Now that we get Social Security...

 

Smart Phones Are Fine In Moderation

This is the year most 1958 high-school graduates become octogenarians. With those eight decades of living comes wisdom. Most of us now know, everything In moderation and we will be fine. We have...

 

4-H Supplies Valuable Life Lessons

In the mid 1940s, 4-H came to Bedford County. A very young John Holbert was the Penn State Extension agent. There were activities for both genders but males predominated the showing of animals at the...

 

Old Friends and Memories of First Grade

Make new friends, keep the old. The one is silver, the other is gold. How many times did you hear that growing up? I have tried to find the author, but no one seems to know. Most of us follow that...

 

Are you a Covite?

Facebook is one of the biggest time-wasters ever invented. I have spent hours on this Mark Zuckerberg creation with groups like "Streetcat Bob," "I Just Love to Decorate," "Show Me Your Plants," and...

 

The Cost Of Everything Went Up In 60 Years

OPINION As we stood at the altar waiting for pictures some 60 years ago, my thoughts flashed forward. How old would I be if we were still married after 50 years? The possibility of 60 years never entered my mind. And yet, here we are. On Aug. 30, we...

 

What Happened in 1776 Did Not Stay There

July 4 was a hot and humid day. It was the kind of weather that old people are supposed to avoid by staying in the air conditioning. So, we obliged as we waited for the cool of the evening to partake...

 

Growing Older and Other Blessings

My grandmother on my father's side was Viola Amanda Amick. Viola and Amanda are each beautiful names but they called my grandmother "Ole," pronounced "O Lee." I never could quite understand why they t...

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Growing Older and Other Blessings

I have a little book written by Squire Rushnell called, "When God Winks At You." It is full of delightful stories with sweet endings that let us know God is at work in His world. God winked at my...

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Growing Older and Other Blessings

I have a little book written by Squire Rushnell called, "When God Winks At You." It is full of delightful stories with sweet endings that let us know God is at work in His world. God winked at my...

 

Growing Older and Other Blessings

During exercise class, someone asked if I had watched the Oscars. "Are you kidding?" I answered. "Watch a bunch of overdressed or undressed self-absorbed narcissistic pretenders pat each other on the...

 

Let's End Government Shutdowns For Good

The second government shutdown in 2019 thankfully did not occur. Instead, our president chose to use other methods to get his much-needed wall on the southern border of the United States. A shutdown...

 

Scams Are Old As The Hills

Scams have been around for a very long time. As a kid, I remember some strange men wearing suits arriving at the farm on a summer evening. They came with an offer to paint our barn for free. They assu...

 

A Present Christmas Carol

Each year we see or hear some version of “A Christmas Carol” showing us Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. As you know, Charles Dickens’ Scrooge was a selfish man who had some unfortunate happenings in the past. The...

 

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