If I had it to do all over again, I would have done just about everything I’ve done in this life.
Sure, there are a few things I regret, but they have made me the person I am today because most of these regretful things taught me some good lessons.
As I age, these things start popping into my head, for some unknown reason.
I love — and that’s a strong word because my sister, Brenda, says I don’t use it enough — all of my family and friends and I hope I show it in my actions toward them. I know I have my faults but I’m trying to work on them.
I admit I hold grudges and I am a procrastinator. I really am a trusting person and usually believe what I hear. I know I don’t like liars, bullies, divas/drama queens or other types of trouble-makers, but I am told I must be forgiving and pray for them…something I’ve heard in church.
I love this life and what I’ve been given. Sure, some things could have been handled differently, but obstacles along the way make for a better person if handled correctly. Right?
Thanks for letting me vent. Every once in a while, I like to re-group and rethink, and I guess this is what that rant was all about. Now, I just need to follow through on some positive actions.
What a roller-coaster ride!
• Raffle tickets for the Veteran’s Day bean supper at the Ansonia American Legion on Nov. 11 are still available.
• Any veteran in the area is welcome to participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Greenville on Nov. 11. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 57 Commander Robert Foster said the participants will be leaving Greenville Public Library a little before 11 and march to the courthouse on South Broadway, stopping in front of the clock. Other features of the event will be a prayer, introductions, a 21-gun salute at 11:11 a.m., presentation of a wreath, and the playing of the National Anthem by the high school band. The combined color guard of the DAV, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will also be in attendance.
• Oct. 7 to Susie Francis, Ron Price, Barb Anderson (55), Chrissy Brim, Becky Campbell, Connie Yohey Shiverdecker, Steve Miller, Tracy Tryon and Randy Mestemaker.
• Oct. 8 to Breanne Norton Bucholtz, Cathy Conner Cox, Karen Creamer Stubbs, Tony Liette, Dennis O’Dell, Kayla O’Dell, Kristin Fee and Shawn Hiestand.
• Oct. 9 to Gayle Rismiller, Kim Peters, Austin Ward, Linda Smith Wood, Zach Ward (8), Doug Singleman, Henry Reichert and Kathy Welch.
• Oct. 10 to David Michael Bowers (45), Greg Cox, Kelly Koverman, Rhonda Hammaker, Ashley Strosnider, Helen Locke, Eric Brand, Chris Widener and Bob Guthrie.
• Oct. 11 to Carol Ginn, Cheryl Snyder Clouse and Patty Gelhaus.
• Oct. 12 to Rhonda Walters, Lori Werts, Rene Clymer Fleckenstein, Dick Shumaker, Norman Warner, Martha Garner and Everett Hocker.
• Oct. 13 to Shane Coby, Jane Landis, Randy Fosnaugh, Kim Carter Frech, Cody Burnfield (18), Andrew O’Dell (7), Rayvin Thompson, Gerald Sleppy and Ron Bowers II.
Happy anniversary to: Maurice and Rosie Longfellow on Oct. 7; Greg and Leanna Whittington, Jim and Susan Schaar and Roger and Jerri Oliver, all on Oct. 8; Gail and Clark Dynes and Robert and Velma Breymier (55), all on Oct. 9; Andrew and Krista Waymire on Oct. 11; and Ed and Amy Erisman and Buzz and Janet Nealeigh, all on Oct. 12.
Don’t forget to pray for: Stacy Dorko, Rusty Wilson, Gloria Keller-Brinley, Lee Moody (our father), Linda Johnston, Ron Kreitzer, Pappy Harshman, Gerald Rhoades, Chris Young, Debbie Edwards, Harold Rismiller, Rick Jones, Linda Johnston, Albert Duncan, Delores Duncan, Ansonia Police Chief Frank Shapiro, Randy Heck, John Klipstine, Greg Moody, Elsie Svajda, Dave Sherman, Sue Chitty, Phil Chilcoat, Christine Pipenger, Paul Barton, Terry Ungericht, Gracyn Blackburn, Jim Moody, Lowell Arnold, Joe and Wanda Bailey, Mel Grile, Robert Codling, Kohen Thwaits, Kenny Dunevant, J.C. and D’Arleen Waymire, Deanna Jones, William DeBord, Dave Starline, Bob Hiestand Jr., Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Joanne Sharp, Larry Bemis, Ivan Miller, Cindy Elson, Cary Van De Grift, Dina Dancer Morris, Teresa Mayo Hammons, Jim Crotcher, Tina Kiser Deaton, Alvera Schmitz, Jerrod Pratt, Vicky Henderson, Julia Frey, Tonia Thompson, Fred Monnin, Thelma Shade, Bob Coppock, Stephen “Brownie” Brown.
Also, Nate Epperson, Brad Pipenger, Faye Schlecty, Michelle Sparks Reed, Bill Beasley, Steve Cunningham, Kody Ketring, Allan Addington, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Kevin Dickey, Joe Martin, Tracy Bailey, Brenda Grimes, Margaret “Peg” Bundy, Kevin Hemmerich, Ray Dickey Jr., Penny Starns, Tim Heck, Vanna (Hannam) Abbott, Suzy Heck Schilling, Addie Henderson, Barb Morrow Zimmerman, Samantha Smith, Shannon Peters Hall, Todd Walls, Ron Kramer, Melissa “Missy” Helmer, Susie Gress of Nebraska, Dana Holzapfel, Kara Didier, Carla Welch, Bill Schuette and to all those others who suffer from the many debilitating diseases. And, God bless all of our military people serving and protecting this nation.
Son Jamie and I express our sincere condolences to the families of: Doris Eileen Hoskins, Chalmer Marker and Raymond Keller.
Think about it: BIBLE: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. — On sign at St. Paul United Church of Christ, corner of West Third and Sycamore, Greenville.
Linda Moody is a staff writer for The Daily Advocate. Her column appears every Sunday. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.