Updated: January 6, 2014 12:26PM
Hooray for the Andrean High School football team for their well-fought, well-played game resulting in a state championship!
Congratulations to every member of the team, whether they are starters or bench warmers, and to the super coaching staff. These young men are not only excellent football players, but also great ambassadors for our region with their off-the-field actions.
When outstanding athletes are also outstanding students and outstanding examples, it makes the victory even sweeter. Not only their parents and families will always be proud of this team, but everyone involved or connected with Andrean in any way will have it in their memory bank.
Even this Porter County sports fan admits to cheering for you 59ers, and you sure are my pet persons of the week.
I truly send accolades to any and all stores and businesses that cared enough about their employees to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, and waited until Friday morning to open their doors.
With more than 76 percent of people who were asked saying they were opposed to stores opening on Thanksgiving, plus knowing that shoppers were willing to wait until Friday morning to rush out for those “bargains,” I wonder if it was worth it to take a meaningful family holiday away from those who had to work.
More and more, our society is running on greed. “Bah, humbug” started earlier this year.
Wow, I can’t believe how weird our weather patterns have been for, what seems to be, this entire year, and December isn’t starting out any better. The old adage, “Everybody’s talking about the weather, but nobody’s doing anything about it,” rings true — and that’s because we can’t!
Some things in life aren’t in our control, and that’s probably a good thing.
Oh, I know many of you are tired of the Salvation Army kettles all over, being asked at the checkout if you’d like to donate to St. Jude, Riley Children’s Hospital, or the like, seeing all those trees filled with tags in several stores, and reading or hearing about the needs and the needy, or the pleas for food pantry donations, and on and on.
Please don’t get frustrated about it, but rather count your blessings, look around at what you have, and “do unto others” when you can. I doubt if any of the families who need help want to be in the “needy” category, but would rather be on the side of being able to help.
The Post-Tribune’s yearly Empty Stocking Fund articles always make me sad and glad — sad for those in such circumstances, and glad that we are in an area of generosity where many people help where they can.
Every kid needs a little Christmas — and we are all kids at this time of the year. So please don’t gripe, just give a little, and then I hope you have a great day because you deserve it.
Thanks for reading. Fly your flag.