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our "Mailbag" this month hits the high and the low.
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True Love - a Must Read

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had another appointment at 9:00 am.

The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. She saw him looking at his watch and decided, since she was not busy with another patient, she would evaluate his wound.

On exam, it was well healed, so she talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, she asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told her no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

She inquired as to her health. He told her that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's disease. As they talked, she asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

She was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"

He smiled as he patted her hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

Here is the second email featured this issue. Take it or leave it, as it is presented as a viewpoint, not necessarily an endorsement.

Urine test

Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit.

In order to get that paycheck I am required to pass a random drug test, which I have no problem with.

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass the urine test. Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check, because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

Please understand I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sit on their butt using my taxes to get high.

Can you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?

Pass on if you agree.


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