Whitesburg KY
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Bringing in the new year

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is. Remember that Alka Seltzer commercial?

I don’t know about the relief part, but I bet after all the partying at New Year, there was a lot of plopping and fizzing going on.

People always seem to overindulge any time a dinner is set before them, whether it is a special occasion or not. It sure is fun though, even if we are in misery later, sometimes for days afterward.

But how did you bring in the new year, for the Lord or the devil? The Lord is the one who gave you the past year, and if you serve Him maybe He will grant you another year. But we have no promise of another day.

I thank God for each day He gives me, and I don’t ask for another one because I figure I don’t deserve the one I got. If we got what we deserved, we would be in a mess of trouble to say the least.

When I sit down to eat I can’t keep from thinking about those less fortunate, and there are thousands of them right here in Kentucky. We have programs to help the needy, but like other programs, people will find a way to abuse them.

Even now they sell their food stamp card and give the buyer their pin number to get enough to buy drugs and other items they are not intended for.

Medical cards are used in the same way. The cardholders get pills from a doctor — or should I say a prescription, and sell them to a drug dealer for enough money to get them some alcohol.

The dealer then sells them to the addicts at a huge profit. They do this month after month and the people who really need pills have a rough time getting them.

And that’s all from the funny farm until next time.

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