May 27, 2016

Letters to the Editor

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No letters were printed this week; here are the letters from three weeks ago:

Remember, no matter your age, life is a time to perform good works

Father Tad Pacholczyk’s column in the April 22 issue of The Criterion “On aging gracefully” was a bit depressing.

I am past 80. Each day remains the same as when I was 16. The day is what I make of it. Dwelling on aches and pains does no good. Keeping active, if it’s only using the computer, changes attitudes.

Fortunately, my parents told me to prepare for old age. My family treats me as a resource. I teach my teenage grandsons to service my lawn tractor, how to sharpen blades, etc. Then they mow my yard.

Recently, my wife had an operation, my daughters and granddaughters showed up every day with food.

My great-grandchildren are a joy.

This is time for living, trying to get in a few more “good works.” Death is out of my control. Faith in Jesus is not.

- Emery Mapes | Lawrenceburg

The world needs more people like Bernie Price, Criterion reader says

Thanks for the wonderful article in the April 29 issue of The Criterion on the special love that guides Bernie Price.

I have known Bernie from a distance since being a young teenager growing up in southern Indiana, and that has been a long time ago!

She always has a smile on her face, and something good to say about everyone.

She is truly an inspiration! The world needs more people like Bernie!

- Jerry Finn | Starlight

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