"A California farmer on the radio claims that he could not get 'Anglo
children' to pick avocados at $15 per hour wages, though I do not
believe him or that he made much effort to hire Americans.
I, as a grown 'Anglo' man, would gladly pick avocados at that wage, so
it is a lie, continuously spread for convenience, that says that
Americans won't work on farms!
"I'm sorry to hear that someone is getting tired of hearing about gas
prices here. I wouldn't blame you not wanting to be part of a station
that sold for 50 cents a gallon because they would make no profit and
the lines would be a mile long! But really I think you are missing the
point. Most citizens of Moultrie would like to be able to brag and see
that our gas prices are just as low as surrounding cities. More people
would shop locally if that were the case.
You see, normally where you have high gas prices most people expect
other stores sell high also which is true most of the time.
We need more industry here and we need to attract out-of- town shoppers,
but we won't do that with high gas prices. Of course the gas price
difference is just a start, but you have to start somewhere.
Out of context
"Quoting the Bible out of context and without a proper education to
compliment what you are reading does little to enhance Christian ideals.
Take for instance the thing about '666.' Those numerals mean nothing to
the Christian life except in the ancient context of which they were
presented. As for horoscopes, those have no more evil connotation than
does the Farmers' Almanac. They are no more witchcraft or soothsaying
than are jack 'o lanterns. They are games, novelties.
By the way, do the persons who have spewed this dogma eat pork? I don't
know many Southern Baptists who don't eat pork but that was a rule from
the Old Testament which basically prevented disease while the children
of Israel were wandering around in the desert.
Today, with new food processing, the rule does not apply. In fact, given
the impact of Mad Cow disease, it might even be better for you.
"Thanks for the story about how other people celebrate Christmas. Given
that we have another culture in our midst, understanding them is much
better than cursing them.
"The holidays are fast passing us by. However, we can expect to see some
Christmas decorations up until the pecan trees bud. This would be a good
New Year's resolution for some folks -- take them down in a timely
"My family has thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas decorations in our
community this season. And we have especially enjoyed the lights that
cascade down from the courthouse.
We have visited several area towns during this holiday season and each
town has its own unique displays for the holidays.
Moultrie's tradition of Christmas lights is known throughout South
Georgia and for the youngsters, it's an awesome sight to see those
lights reflecting in their eyes and hear their comments of wonderment.
And that's not to say that we older children enjoyed them any less.