Weatherford Democrat


October 31, 2013

KELLY: What do you think XV?


That was then, now kids depend on so many third parties to help them solve their problems that I doubt if they would ever think of that solution. I guess it’s different solutions for different times. What do you think?


Have you ever stopped to think about how many times during a day some part of your body bumps in to something? I recently cut my arm and bruised my elbow. I have been as careful as possible to avoid bumping my elbow and wounded arm against anything hard so as not to irritate the cuts. Pain is something I think we all try to avoid.

Guess what? I was suddenly aware that my arm was bumping into everything. From breakfast to lunch one day I counted 37 times my arm touched various things. These were bumps that were probably occurring daily, but I would never have noticed except for my wounded arm and elbow. And that was only one arm! What do you think?

Social Security    

How many times have you heard from some politician that we need to overhaul Social Security because it is running out of money? Have you ever wondered why we never hear that welfare is running out of money? What do you think?

Wash water

I’m sure all of you have wondered where on earth this saying came from, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” It seems that years ago, and also in my lifetime, most people took a bath once a week. There were few indoor bathrooms in homes so the galvanized washtub was called into use on Saturdays. Water was heated on the stove and poured in to the tub, which was usually located in the kitchen.

In winter or summer the children stripped naked and were bathed in the order of age, the oldest first and the youngest last. That meant the baby was last and was bathed in water that once was clear, clean and pure, but now so dirty that you could not see anything in the water. Thus was born the expression, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” That’s how I heard it. What do you think?

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: I have been corrected

    I was complaining about President Obama making promises that he has not kept, such as taxes will not go up one dime or health care will go down about $2,500 per year for a family of four. He said he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. He said he would have an immigration plan in place. What he really meant was that if Congress would allow it, we would have open borders.

    July 29, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Concern for your pocketbooks

    Dear Editor: My message today is to Democrats out in Parker County and the middle class and moderate-income Republicans in towns and rural areas. 

    July 27, 2014

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Taking care of your tools

    For much of my life I’ve heard the saying, “Take care of your tools, and your tools will take care of you.”  In our modern “throw away world” this has become much less important than it used to be, but down on the “pore farm,” tools still enjoy a prominent position in my daily life.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The greatest joy of all: Jesus

    The first part of this week was a joyous one for me. I took 10 youth to Lake Mineral Wells State Park for three days of day camping. Camp Adventure was the name of the camp. We discovered the joy of the One who created us: Jesus. I am sitting at my desk on the day after the camp writing this article. I am overjoyed by the events of the week, and yet I am physically exhausted. The Lord moved powerfully among our youth.

    July 26, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Now is the time for all good men...

    When man’s greed, desire for riches, power and control of our nation become greater than their love of humanity and our country, by constantly fomenting discord and hate among the citizens, warmongering and constantly talking of wars against other nations - it is putting political ideology before the welfare of citizens and country. It is time for We the People to take a good look at these men involved - no matter their status in our nation, we call the United States of America and decide whether or not they deserve the privilege and sanctuary of our nation.

    July 25, 2014

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: Finding a church

    God commands His people to “keep holy the Sabbath Day.” The “Sabbath Day” was changed by the apostolic church to the first day, Sunday. The church refers to every Sunday as the Lord’s Day. Each Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Therefore, a professing Christian will seek to find a local church in which to invest in the kingdom and worship the King! 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Paul Carter-color.jpg NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: What’s your current address?

    Shortly after we moved to Weatherford 19 years ago, the old post office (today’s Court Building) that was literally bursting at the seams was replaced by a new, larger facility – our present mail center that sometimes seems outgrown as we stand in line to buy stamps or mail a package.  

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good company, better service

    We would like to thank Devin’s Handyman Service, Gary Boase, David Schramm and James Reed for the wonderful job they did repainting our front fence, front porch, back porch, patio and deck. Everything looks new and makes such a difference in our home.

    July 23, 2014

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The joy of unity in church

    Do you enjoy going to church? I mean, do you really enjoy going to church? No matter how you answer, there are some common reasons — or perhaps we would call them conditions — that would cause all of us to truly enjoy going to church. 

    July 20, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Don't judge a book...

    Dear Editor: Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when state representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.

    July 20, 2014