As one gets older, a person slows down yet life sweeps right by us. It seems that way to me anyway.
I used to be able to take notes and read them later to write my articles, I paid more attention to conversations and I could hear what all was going on without any problems, but nowadays it doesn’t always go that way. Is my attention span and hearing getting worse? (No comments from you, sister, Brenda.)
I’ve always liked to get things done quickly and prided myself on that. But, it’s different today…maybe I should slow down and take my time.
What else causes that, besides old age?
I must be getting old, or as Jim Buchy once told me, “We aren’t old, we’re seasoned.” I’ll buy that.
I don’t feel as old as I am. Well, maybe some days I do, and I do know there is a new pain almost every day to deal with.
But, I’m grateful to be here and thank God that he has let me live another day.
I know I’ve made errors throughout life, but none of them were intentional. Lots of times, I have several stories to get done on a deadline and don’t catch a mistake. I depend on spell check a lot so that I don’t get anything spelled wrong and embarrass myself, but that’s not always accurate either.
Besides, I consider myself a pretty good speller. It’s just that my fingers go faster than my mind sometimes while I’m at the keyboard. I’ve competed in and won a few spelling bees in my time. People ask me for input on how to spell words. My son is even a good speller.
As for getting names wrong in a story, I don’t know how that happens unless my mind drifts off to other things while I’m creating an article. I honestly don’t aim to do that, because that is just embarrassing as well.
But, it has happened and I apologize to anyone who was affected by my mistakes over the years. I am trying to do better and take my time going over my stories after I’ve written them.
I have been writing for most of my life, well since first grade many moons ago, and want to continue that in one way or another.
Just like life…I want to do right by everyone so that I will be remembered for the good things I’ve done. Everybody makes mistakes and that’s a given, so I know that I’m not in a class by myself and that makes me feel good.
Enjoy your week!
• There will not be a Treaty City Seniors dance Monday at the VFW Post on North Ohio Street in Greenville.
• The Rossburg Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a spaghetti dinner in downtown Rossburg at the fire department today from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
• The next hymn sing at Rose Hill Church will be at 4 p.m. on April 9.
• Ansonia American Legion will host its next fish fry on Friday, starting at 4 p.m.
Happy birthday to:
• April 4 to Dave Niley, Ronnie Barga II, Scott Robison, Amy Klingshirn Albers, Pam Moody, Glenda Miller-Jones and Joyce Carlin.
• April 5 to Tracy Shiverdecker Bailey, Roberta Coby Beyke, Judy Fasnacht, Chris Batten, Sharon Gilland, Kim Passon Fisher, Tony Gates, Linda Magoto, Robin Magoteaux and Whitney Vickers.
• April 6 to Ruth Hall Richards, Brent Fourman, Rita Ehlers, Tom Doseck and Robin Hilderbrand Cook.
• April 7 to Tracy Moody Cessna, Angie Rose Drees, John Kell, Bob Barton, Dave Morrow, Alyssa Batten and Kim Schmidt.
• April 8 to Bill Albritton, Randy Hammaker, Deloris Weist, Ronda Christian, Ted Robinson, Rick Mayo, Gary Esser and Susan Robertson.
• April 9 to Justin Brumbaugh, Karen Boze Johnston, Marc Saluk, Jeff Mayo, Alysha Oda and David Bonar.
• April 10 to Gail Moody, Barbara Gasper, Diane Mestemaker Siefring, Ava Kammer and classmate Jim Hunt.
Happy anniversary to: Dave and Becky George, Joe and Angie Marker, John Alan II and Carrie Newbauer and Dan and Jackie Kremer, all on April 4; Jim and Evelyn Shuttleworth on April 5; Marvin and Carolyn Fourman and Lisa and Randy Heck, all on April 6; and Jeff and Jackie (Moody) Sanders on April 8.
Happy belated anniversary to Renea and Paul McCleskey (30 years) on March 30.
Don’t forget to pray for: Tom Brumbaugh Jr., Mason Osterloh, Kent Clark, Kyndal Wynk, Harry Moody, Ron Kreitzer, Gary Foureman, Vickie Martin, Betty Kremer, Jeff Stump, Stacy Dorko, Charlotte Metzcar, Vicki Wilker Gibson, Carl Francis, Evan Boggs, Rhonda Rodeheffer Rismiller, Janet Bolin, Shirley Miller, Roger Flory, Albert Duncan, Jack Good, Bill Duncan, Keith Starks, Darla Bowman Miller, Cheri Antrobus Davis, Scott Clark, Steve Schafer, Tom Hawkins, Greg Moody, Connie Apple, Jodie Glick, Kohen Thwaits, Jerrod Pratt, Dawn Oldiges, Judy York, Lowell Elsass, Linda Johnston, Tracy Bailey, Shannon Peters Hall, Jack Riegle, Bruce Knick, Aiden Turner, Brody Wilson, Carol Bollheimer, Roger McEowen, Al Bliss, Tim King, Gary Poor, Layna Best, Jean Eastridge, Alishia Clark Funk, Glenna Curry, Mike Bale, Phyllis Gibbons, Carmen Sanders, Michael Allen Clark, Elmer Long, Shirley Mead, Kathy Magoto,
Also, Wanda and Joe Bailey, Shelly Hoffman, Lisa Hall, Tammy Shapiro, David Magoto, Phil Clark, Sonny Hunt, Don and Nina McDaniel, D’Arleen Waymire, Pappy Harshman, Delores Duncan Bridges, John Klipstine, Elsie Svajda, Sue Chitty, Phil Chilcoat, Christine Pipenger, Paul Barton, Terry Ungericht, Gracyn Blackburn, Dave Starline, Bob Hiestand Jr., Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Joanne Sharp, Ivan Miller, Cindy Elson, Cary Van De Grift, Teresa Mayo Amspaugh, Tina Kiser Deaton, Tonia Thompson, Fred Monnin, Faye Schlecty, Sheila Reed, Bill Beasley, Kody Ketring, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Kevin Dickey, Margaret “Peg” Bundy, Kevin Hemmerich, Penny Starns, Tim Heck, Vanna (Hannam) Abbott, Addie Henderson, Samantha Smith, Todd Walls, Ron Kramer, Dana Holzapfel, Kara Didier, Carla Welch and Bill Schuette.
And, pray for all those others who suffer from the many debilitating diseases, and may God bless all of our military people serving and protecting this nation, as well as rescue, fire and law enforcement personnel who put their lives on the line to protect us.
Jamie and I sincerely extend our condolences to the families of: Rosemary Goodpaster Wetzel, Keith Chrisman, Gary L. Jones and Tom Blumenstock.
Think about it: “Silence is not only golden. It is seldom misquoted.” — Unknown
Linda Moody is a staff writer for The Daily Advocate. Her column appears every Saturday. She can be reached at [email protected]