A wonderful read
I keep reading articles about our local school districts banning the book The Art of Racing in the Rain, which provides a number of wonderful life lessons in an amusing and sometimes heart-wrenching account through the eyes of a much-loved dog.
It is not only well-written, but if those objecting to the book had bothered to do a bit of research, they would have found that the book is also available in a special adaptation for young readers that may have been more acceptable to prudish folks.
I do want to thank those narrow-minded individuals, though. Had the articles not been published, I would have missed this terrific read.
I, and now many others to whom I have recommended the book, thoroughly enjoyed both versions.
— Carolyn Bishop, Mansfield
Congress lacks courage
For two months we have heard nothing but the alleged attributes of the Republican and Democrat parties, but nothing about the most powerful of them all: the “Almighty Dollar Party.”
We know now that millions of dollars were put into the election coffers of the members of the House and Senate. For anyone who thinks that largesse was given from the donors’ hearts, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell them.
Oh — if all that money were spent on homeless kids, the Lord would bless us all.
I’m predicting that despite all that money, our new Congress will do nothing about our immigration problems, reducing our national debt and building new hospitals for our Purple Heart soldiers.
That would take their real courage.
— Gerald A. Bayer, Fort Worth
Praise for Presby
Is America a great country or what?
A person can lie through omission when taken to an emergency room where he is being treated at a reduced rate, and then when things don’t go well, his family can sue the hospital and obtain a settlement for the surviving relatives. Ridiculous.
Years ago, my daughter was treated at the Presbyterian emergency room.
They could not have been more caring, and I like to think that their attitudes have continued all these years.
It’s still a great place to be if a person is injured or sick.
— Carol Graves,
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