Don’t we have a lot to be thankful for?
Sure, the politics get squirrely, the news is crazy, all employees are in danger of losing their jobs & all employers are in danger of losing heir business, and at least one of you is reading this on a new computer after losing all your important data when your trusted computer crashed. However, most of us in this community are aware of some of life’s true harshness relative to our supposed troubles, and really – we do have a lot to be thankful for, don’t we?
Imagine two young lovers – David & Dorothy – in law school. Then one day David is shot as an innocent bystander in an armed robbery. That’s very much like Harrison Ford in the movie “Regarding Henry.” But unlike the movie, David doesn’t go to rehab and recover like Henry did. The bullet to David’s spine leaves him as a quadriplegic for the rest of his life.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is being blasted for being a homophobe and for bashing gay sexual preference and same-sex marriage. Chick-fil-A is being cast in blogs and online forums as one step away from the hateful Nazi party and the bigoted KKK.
What did Dan Cathy really say?
First, how many of us are surprised to find out that CFA is Christian based? Of course we knew.
The Fort Smith board of directors is forcing departmental budget cuts, and then slapping one of the most successful department heads as he tries to achieve optimal operation.
Autry Basham grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed to death his wife, Marie, on August 27, 2007. After stabbing Marie, he attempted to slit his own throat. Autry Basham was 85; Marie was 83. They had been married 64 years.
Harold Camping prophesied that the Rapture would happen on May 21, followed by a worldwide earthquake. For the sticklers, I know the word Rapture isn’t in the Bible. That’s a contemporary word used for an event that’s described in the Bible.
A few folks have joked that God failed us, didn’t get the memo, etc. Not so. God never said the Rapture would happen on Saturday. Harold Camping said it.
On page 2A of today’s Times Record is a large photo and a story about a local church with a trailer load of clothing and water. They are headed to Tuscaloosa, AL to distribute it to the storm victims.
On the facing page, 3A, is another story about clothing and water in Tuscaloosa, AL. They don’t want any more. Not only do they have enough, but it’s actually costing them to store the overabundance.
I didn‘t eat at the Boom-A-Rang Diner often, but when I did, I felt good about supporting an independent, locally owned business. I was wrong. Boom-A-Rang was part of an out-of-state chain of restaurants.
Restaurant owners are uniting for what seems to be the first time, as you oppose the hamburger tax. Why just now? Or was there already a Fort Smith Locally Owned Restaurant Association in existence? Is there, indeed, one now?