So often we become programmed by what we have heard in the news, within our circle of friends, on talk shows, etc. We hear the same phrases over and over until we begin believing them. For example we found ourselves using the term “fixed income” for people that were receiving social security or a pension, even though individuals who worked a consist number of hours each week were also on a fixed income.
For the last umpteen years we have worried about being politically correct in addressing a sect of people who prefer a specific title. I grew up learning certain terms or phrases were insensitive, unkind or showed one’s ignorance, but now it seems we could be part of a lawsuit or possibly terminated for offending or hurting someone’s feelings.
Freedom of speech can only take you so far; we’re free to burn the flag, to protest fervently and to blaspheme God, but in a court of law you can be held in contempt, silenced and fined. This world is not perfect nor will it be made perfect by making laws designed by imperfect people. But to be intolerant of others because things are not stated as we like or a task is not completed within our time frame or to our liking is selfish and inexcusably wrong.
We, by society norms, have become “ME” orient
Saturday, the Versailles FFA will hold their annual soup and sandwich social from 11 – 9:30 p.m. in the School Cafetorium. Sunday, from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., there will be breakfast at the K of C Hall and, beginning at 4 p.m., there will be a Chicken Fry at the Versailles Vets Club.
Good luck to the Versailles Wrestlers in the state finals.
Happy Valentine’s Day and happy birthday to Aryana Cordonnier, Kathy Subler, Maggie Shrock, Jean Shimp, Tricia Ingle, Kim Hayes, Shawn Kemper, Susan Meyer, Dakota Overholser, Kristin Lenox, Christie Boyd, Bruce Simon, Lucinda Todd, Baylee Roll, Nicole Berger, Mark DeMange, Dawn Luthman, Jenni Paulus, Peg Summers, Ola Schafer, Dave Miller, Judy Cochran, Terry Oliver, Angie Minnich, Mary Lou Francis, Jeff Stammen, Mary Bruning, and Deb Godwin. Happy anniversary wishes to Tia and Andy Gehret (6), Ronda and Phil Mangen (21), Lynn and Larry Hemmelgarn (25), Arlene and Bob Lutmer (28), Jana and Doug Reed (33) and Linda and Rob Kendig (44).
Healing prayers and get well wishes for David Zumberger (hospital), Lois Youngker (carpal tunnel), Brian Voisard (hospital), Megan Knapke, Lester Bernholt, Linda Wilson, Joan Butler, Cyril Frantz, Norma Magoto, Marvin Godwin, Dave Francis, Ann Paulus Pedersen, Harry Gorrell, Chick Conley, Julia Billenstein, Dan Bertke, Dan Monnin, Betty Hess, Scottie Barga, Bob Longenecker, John Davis, Beverly Norton, Carl Drees, Dave Magoto, Bob Homan, Kelly Bruns, Steven Youngker, Iris Nickol, Eileen Rahm, Robert Longenecker, Rita Wuebker, Merilyn Borchers, Yvonne Ridenour, Cyril Voisard, Wayne Pittsenbarger, Jim Youngker, Isabella Yakos, Barb and Jon Agne, Samantha Smith, Michelle Ullom, Jack Borgerding, the hospitalized, home-bound and all those dealing with any of life’s many challenges (me included as I prepare for radiation treatments) who are in need of our prayers but not mentioned by name. Thanks, love and prayers to all the caregivers, volunteers, medical staff, prayer warriors, and kindhearted.
Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Ralph Hartle (82), also remembering the lives of Leo Wenning, Betty Ann Hoying, Wilma Monnier, Henrietta Hart, James Edward Petty, Sr. and Richard Huff also remembering the lives of Norman Cullars, Helen Canan, Werner Bruggeman, Bertha Bruening, Nicholas Bergman, Carol Kremer, Dale Sherrick, Gary Marchal, Tillie Paulus, Matt Mumaw, Ralph Grillot, Janice Boroff, Mildred Bey, Jan Donnelly, Ed Goubeaux, Gene Loxley and all those in our hearts but not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their passing nears.
“Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts.”
“Truth sounds like hate to those you hate the truth.” ~Unknown
“Pretty words are not always true and true words are not always pretty.” ~Unknown
Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.