Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2013
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Updated: July 6, 2013 6:03AM
Excited for Hillary run, win in 2016 presidential race
Although it is a long way away, I am already excited about the possibility of Hillary Clinton becoming president of the U.S. in 2016. Support for a Hillary presidency seems to be already in place. All of the polls have Hillary’s popularity and favorability sky high. She has several prominent Democrats already trumpeting her as a possible and certainly viable candidate, Nancy Pelosi recently said that Hillary should definitely run in 2016.
As a Hillary voter in 2008, I am energized to see Hillary claim victory in 2016. She came very close in 2008. I believe 2016 will be Hillary’s year.
She, I fervently believe, will be a dynamic, inspired, and strong president. Having met Hillary in 2008 on the campaign trail, I can assure everyone that she is a highly intelligent, sincere and compassionate person. 2016 will be sweet 16 for Hillary.
It is time for America to elect a woman as president and that woman is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Stop using plastic bags, to keep our areas much cleaner
When checking out at the grocery store, the clerk asked, “Do you want paper or plastic?” I said, “Please give me all paper!” I thought never shall I get another plastic bag!
While driving down the highway to a store one very windy day, I saw so much trash along the roads and in the fields! Most of the trash was plastic bags. Some of the bags were up in trees.
Our environment becomes contaminated with plastics: bags, cups, bottles, etc. Do plastics disintegrate? Winds blow plastics many miles!
We should stress constant cleanups, and stop using plastic bags. Take a look along the streets and highways! Cities could have several spring clean-up days sponsored by schools, churches, precincts, scouts, unions, etc.
It is important for our schools to teach all students to keep our cities clean! Let’s not be content with a degrading environment!
What nursing home residents need most is love, attention
As a nursing home volunteer I am often asked, what do they need the most?
Let’s start with someone to love them, to hold their hands and tell them everything will all right. That you will always be there for them and then be there!
Listen to what they have to say, no matter what it is. Reassure them you and God will be there to chase away their final fears.
Gently rub their neck and feet and pray with them softly as they drift off to sleep, some for the last time, in other words simply be kind. That will fill their needs nicely, although some treats and flowers would also brighten the scene.