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ABOUT FOUR WEEKS ago, my 87-year-old grandmother and 89-year-old grandfather decided to go to Wife Saver on Mike Padgett Highway for dinner. When the food was ready and they proceeded to pay, the woman at the register told them the bill had already been paid. The cashier pointed to a woman, and my grandmother gave her a hug and thanked her.

The woman told my grandmother that as she watched them together, they reminded her of her parents and how much she misses them. My grandparents said it was a blessing and they wanted everyone to know that wonderful and caring angels still exist.

Our family would like to thank her for blessing them.

I AM SO SICK of walking into stores and seeing young ladies and even grown women walking around in their pajamas. Have we just become that lazy? You sleep in PJs. … We need to get back to enforcing the old rules, where pants, shirt and shoes are required before entering an establishment.

I WOULD LOVE TO rant on the mayor, sheriff’s office and Augusta Commission, but I can’t. We’re the people responsible for voting in these people who obviously don’t have the best interest of all of Augusta at heart.

A RAVE FOR Augostino’s. My wife and I had the best Thanksgiving meal. The service could not have been better.

I READ SID Mullis’ column on mole problems. My mother found years ago you should go to a barber and get a bag of human hair. If you stuff the hair into the tracks that the moles use to travel through your yard, they will be gone in less than a week. It works every time.

I WANT TO THANK Melissa and the Church of the Nazarene for the Thanksgiving dinner they brought to St. John Towers. That was the best carrot and coconut cake I have ever had.

EVERYONE SHOULD write to the National Football League and let them know that Ray Guy, from Thomson, should be in the hall of fame. He deserves to be in there.

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Sargebaby 12/08/11 - 06:10 pm
Thanks folks, it's a relief

Thanks folks, it's a relief to get it over with!

Frankie-B 12/08/11 - 06:48 pm
Halfstaff.org will tell you

Halfstaff.org will tell you when to fly the flag at half-staff, such as they did this week (ignorance is NO excuse!).


JRC2024 12/09/11 - 12:00 am
Good luck sarge.

Good luck sarge.

706sweetstreet 12/09/11 - 12:22 am
@TrulyWorried Thank you for

@TrulyWorried Thank you for the compliment and the well wishes for the holidays. I, too, wish you Happy Holidays.

I think you would be surprised at my lack of formal higher education. I hold 2 diplomas from technical programs and a high school diploma. I would like to pursue a higher level of education (possibly in Law), but currently, must concentrate on earning a living and the upbringing of my children. I have three part time jobs, two ex-husbands, have received zero child support for over 4 years. Statistically, I am on the bottom of the social heap.

However, even with raising my children on welfare for most of their lives, - in subsidized housing part of that time- my older two graduated in 2007 and 2011. None of my children has ever been in trouble with the law, nor gotten in trouble in school for anything more serious than tardiness.

My family is PROOF positive that poverty does not breed violence inherently. It angers me when generalized statements are made claiming that every single person on welfare and other social assistance programs are the bane of a county's existence.

Certainly, I cannot disagree that crime is prevalent in certain areas of the CSRA. Low moral and ethical standards are to blame far more than poverty. The two are neither symbiotic nor synonymous.

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