Fabulous 50s Reunion
On Aug. 10 the Weatherford High School Class of 1958 hosted a Fabulous ‘50s Reunion primarily for the classes that graduated in the ‘50s, but we opened it to anyone. We had Mildred Beard from the class of 1940 and a large number from the 1960s. We had ex-students from Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma, California, New Mexico and Louisiana.
Throughout the afternoon we had some 300 come and go. It was a wonderful time for all. Larry Young and his staff provided and set up Th’ Barn at Willow Lake for the occasion. We had wonderful food by Dena Gray (Aunt D’s Catering) and lots of door prizes.
We would like to publicly thank the following merchants for contributing to our door prizes: Bakers Ribs, Cotton Patch, Chili’s, El Fenix (on Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth), Golden Moon, IHOP, Mesquite Pit, McAlisters, Logans, R&K 2, Pulidos, On the Border and Sunny Street Café.
We were glad to have WHS’s own Billie June Terry Cox, Class of 1954, who is our current Ms. Senior Parker County, helping us greet people and get them signed in. Gary Beck was the chairman of the committee that organized the event, and others from the Class of 1958 helped.
I want to thank the Democrat for helping us advertise.
Barbara Moore Owens
Class of 1958
Pitifully slow learners
How many times do Americans have to get burned before they learn to stay out of the fire?
Does anyone remember the community reinvestment act of 1977 promoted by President Carter and Democrats, updated in 1995 by President Clinton? If by chance you have just returned from a trip to the moon, let me see if I can enlighten you.
This country is in one of the longest recessions since World War II. The reason for the slow recovery is the housing industry collapsed because the supposedly affordable housing, was not affordable. Anytime government meddles in the affairs of the free market, it never has the promised result.
If you wonder why the employment rate is slow to recover, let me speculate. Companies are reluctant to hire new workers because they have no clue what the affordable, unaffordable health care act will cost. The unemployment rate has gone down, but could it be because many have just given up on finding work, or are on food stamps and can squeeze by without working. The poor vote for Democrats, and have been doing so for years, but they are still poor.
The solution to their problem is get an education or develop a skill and get a job. Paul David Hewson, better known as rock band U2’s front man Bono, recently spoke at Georgetown University and made news by saying, “Aid is just a stopgap. Commerce [and] entrepreneurial capitalism take more people out of poverty than aid.” We spend large sums of money on food stamps, and when the folks become obese we spend money on programs to get them down to a healthy weight, so they won’t be a burden on the health-care system. If the truth be known the Democratic party has no interest in your welfare, it’s all about control and money.
One of the benefits of Obamacare that folks like is the provision that allows children to stay on their parents insurance plan until they reach the age of 26. Does any one know what will happen when they reach 26? The object of this hideous scheme is to charge the younger population a higher premium to prop up health care for old folks and those with pre conditions.
The president has postponed some of the plan until 2015. Health care was his darling project when he first took office. People wanted jobs, but he doesn’t give a rat’s rump about what the people want, he is going to shove his communist crap down your throat no matter what. The country is $17 trillion in debt and he doesn’t give a rip as long as he can vacation and make campaign speeches.
Has it occurred to you that government, only creates jobs that are a drain on the treasury? Why does the president not brag about the number of jobs that he has created or saved? In my estimation, the jobs that he created is a drag on the economy.
If you are overjoyed with the way affordable housing destroyed the economy, you will be deliriously happy with how affordable health care destroys the nation.