Commentary

Wed
20
Sep

POLITICS EVERYWHERE

by Pete Abington 

It seems everywhere you turn these days they are trying to politicalize everything that’s happening. Very frequently we see this in our sporting events: football, basketball, whatever. What makes these people attack America the way they do and interrupt a pleasure which we all enjoy, generally, with their political philosophy. This was particularly true last year when Colin Kaepernick pulled his stunt and took a knee during the National Anthem. He hasn’t found a job yet and now other have gotten involved. Just recently ten to eleven professional athletes for the Cleveland Browns prepared a video to express their distaste for America and even asked the owner to join them and, I understand, he and his wife did. Fortunately, it didn’t make the airways much.

Wed
20
Sep

Patchwork

by Donna Smith Ammons 

Saturday morning dawned a bit early for Grammie. We had a peaceful night at Gator RV and Water Park in Bunkie and our big day of fun had arrived. Darby began whimpering and tossing in bed about 6 a.m. I sneaked up to the front of the camper and she peeked at me. She shook her head “No” and hid her face in the pillow. I stood there and watched as she drifted back to sleep. (Hooray!! Another extra hour of sleep for everyone!!)The sun was shining and we all ate a wonderful breakfast prepared by PaPaw. Soon we were in our swimsuits and headed out to the water park. My main focus was the Lazy River. No water slides for this gal! Soon, we were all floating on inner tubes around and around the river. We were “just relaxing”, listened to 7os music and trying to avoid the waterfall and other attacks of cold water.

 

Wed
13
Sep

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

We have a “new to us” camper and we ventured to Bunkie on our second adventure.

Davy, Kt, and our three grandchildren, Riley, Braeden and Darby met us Friday night at the campground of Gator Grounds RV Resort, Water Park and Golf right at suppertime.

Braeden, an active six-year-old, jumped from the van and ran to me, yelling, “Grammie, I am here to sleep in your camper.”

 

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Wed
13
Sep

VACA

By Pete Abington

It appears there is wide-spread support for the idea of providing some form of legal support for “DREAMERS” - undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and they have no memory or allegiance to any other country. After President Trump’s election last year, 72% of respondents said they thought it was very important for the immigration policy to make some accommodations for those childhood arrivals.

Although some of the Democrats who said harsh things about our President, as well as some Republicans who also spoke out, did nothing under the Obama Administration to address this problem.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

I woke up early one morning and noticed that the back porch light was still on. When we let our cat out at night we turn on the light. I like to have him inside when we go to bed.

However, lately he has been prowling around at night.

I turned off the light and stuck my head out the door and called, “Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty.” If he’s in hearing distance, he comes quickly. This time there was no response.

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Wed
30
Aug

Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

About a year ago, I lost something very near and dear to my heart. It was a golden necklace, made for me by Glenn Owers. He presented it to me on my retirement from The Sabine Index. (The first time!!)

The necklace was the cross and the flame, which is the symbol of the United Methodist Church.

 

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Wed
23
Aug

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Thank you BUZZ JENKINS & BRETT COURTNEY!! Church was out by 11 a.m. last Sunday, but I didn’t get home until 12:30 p.m. I live less than three miles from First Methodist, but somehow I got tangled up with two men—Hubby-dear and Brett Courtney—talking about campers. I listened patiently for about 45 minutes as they ran wires for cameras, examined special hitches made for Brett’s Jeep and even started planning a trip before I announced I was headed home. As I neared the Exxon station on Martin Luther King Blvd. my gas light came on, so I decided to get some petro in my Traverse. Good decision, but bad luck luck! After putting some gas in the car, I replaced the nozzle and twisted on the cap. As I turned around to get in, I realized the door was shut….with the keys inside. Naturally, it had locked itself with me standing on the outside. Darn!

Wed
23
Aug

SANCTUARY CITIES

By Pete Abington

When you look at what all the fuss is about sanctuary cities it’s ridiculous. The law simply says that cities must comply with immigration requirements for federal grant programs, including mandates that state and local entities must allow federal immigration access to detention facilities and provide 48 hours notice before authorities release an illegal immigrant wanted by federal authorities. If the states comply they get the grants; if they do not, they get nothing. It’s like the ole Western movies when you have neutral ground and when no laws apply and opponents want no laws to apply and outlaws can live. You cannot do this in the U.S. They want illegal immigrants to live here and possibly do us harm and draw our financial support.

Wed
16
Aug

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

School is in session in Zachary. My two school-aged grandchildren, Riley Kate, a sixth grader and Braeden, a first grader, headed off to school with smiles on their faces, as evidence in their first day of school pictures sent to us from their Mommy.

Little Darby, 2, was to start daycare again. She was so excited to be going to “School” too, but when she arrived, she suddenly realized Mommy was going to leave her. It was a crying session for a few minutes, but after Mommy left, I’m sure she shut off the tears and reunited with her friends.

 

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Wed
09
Aug

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Our Zachary crew came up last weekend. The purpose was not only to visit but for our beekeepers, Hubby-dear and granddaughter Riley Kate to harvest the first bit of honey from the hives.

There was an XL person in a white bee suit walking around the hives and a Small person in her bee suit following.

 

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