Secession talk sounds a lot like quitter talk
I was met recently with something that came as quite a shock. A shock brought on by two words placed snugly together: Texas and secede. Texas, oh, Texas, I had hoped that Rick Perry had left you unmarred. I had hoped, and yet here you are, throwing secession around like a game of hot potato. I guess a lot of people think it’s a perfectly fine reaction to a little upset, because 80,000 of them have signed a petition saying secession is what’s best. I’m not quite sure they understand the word and its implications, or maybe they just weren’t paying attention in class the numerous times they were taught about the Civil War, but last time I checked, secession was treason, as decided by the aforementioned war. Once a state joins the Union, you’re in it for the long run. And speaking of union, I hope all these fired up people don’t treat their marriages the same way they treat America — if there’s trouble on the horizon, pack your bags and leave. For better or for worse, right? But I guess some things go in one ear and out the other.
I come to my last point — or question, though I don’t expect an answer. So many times in my life I have been told, joking or not, that with the way kids are today, the future looks grim. Honestly, I can’t say I disagree. Drugs, dropouts, teenage pregnancies; I’m not overly optimistic.
But answer me this: how can I, and my peers, be expected to succeed, do well in school, and be motivated to excel if the message 80,000, and probably more, adults are sending us is one that says “If you don’t like something, quit” and “If you don’t get your way, make a scene.”
Really? It’s embarrassing. Embarrassing to think about what others think about us — about all the Texans represented by just 80,000 signatures. Embarrassing to think of how utterly silly we all look.
Embarrassing that a 14-almost-15-year-old girl can see clearer than the adults she used to respect so much.
So the grownups worry about the kids? Maybe they should worry about themselves. Maybe they should worry about the children they become when the word politics is involved.
Weatherford Regional offers pleasant surprise
I am a little late in writing this to you. My husband had surgery in October at Weatherford Regional.
When I first heard we would have to be traveling to Weatherford for his surgery, I was a bit put out. We live in Benbrook and there are so many good hospitals here.
Was I ever surprised — it is a great hospital. The cafeteria is outstanding, the people that work there serving you are wonderful. A student nurse there by the name of Bailey — I cannot say enough about her, she is the greatest! This young lady will be a great asset to anyone that is lucky enough to hire.
Thank you for your time.
Secession talk sounds a lot like quitter talk
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good company, better service
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