We Gilmer Countians may have our shortcomings, but they don't show up during the holiday season. To the contrary, the holidays prove that we have "big hearts" and "big cheer," with their caring warmth being radiated out to many people needing it.
Truly, about four different organizations, at least, go to a lot of trouble to provide our county's residents with that "Happy Holiday" feeling. Moreover, they do it at considerable personal cost to themselves in terms of time, energy, lost family time and out-of-pocket expense Ñ just to make this holiday season happier for those not feeling up to par, gloomy or depressed.
By David Corcoran, Sr.
Halloween brings many ghost stories to mind, or maybe even some spooky experiences that you've had during your lifetime.
I've noted that on my vacation flights to Texas and New Mexico last week, the airlines had magazines with many stories of the evil and good spirits in them (mostly liquid "spirits," that is).
After another week of "gridlock" on ending the federal government's shutdown and raising the debt ceiling, the boys and girls, who we voters elected to Congress, are still acting like spoiled kids and dragging their feet in getting the country moving again.
Being elected by us citizens as our representatives to Congress, many of the House of Representative members and some U. S. Senators are acting like spoiled brats over ending the gridlock that has furloughed approximately 800,000 federal employees.