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Letters to the editor – Friday (12-12-08)

Our ancestors lived without such luxuries
Gas shortages! Whatever shortages! What is the first thing people do when they hear about a shortage of something? They have panic attacks.
Why is that, you might ask. The answer is simple. People put their faith in human beings to provide all of their needs instead of letting God be in charge of the situation. Putting faith in earthly man only causes a great disappointment for everyone.
Our ancestors may have had a hard life long ago. However, at least they had no panic attacks over gas shortages before vehicles were invented. They probably had no long lines of people in front of barns waiting to fill up their horses, mules and donkeys with hay or straw.
I think the only way to get people to be more thankful for the blessings God has given them may be to take everything away, especially luxuries.
For example: Let people experience living conditions similar to those known by our ancestors, such as living in a home without electric power or indoor plumbing, using a horse and buggy for transportation or walking.
People have become too dependent on luxuries, to the point of taking them for granted. They don’t realize that their well-maintained home etc. could be wiped out in a heartbeat. I often wonder what people (who aren’t used to living without luxuries) would do if suddenly they had to live like our ancestors did.
Would they survive or just go belly up?
ó Ellie Mae Lambert
Salisbury
Clicking for pets
Here’s another way to help the Faithful Friends Animal Shelter, and it costs nothing. Go to www. theanimalrescuesite.com and click each day to help feed animals in shelters around the country. While on that same page, click on “Vote Now.” This gives you a chance to vote for your favorite local shelter to win a $25,000 grant. A lot of people want to help but don’t have the means to do so. This costs nothing but a few minutes of your time each day. A different shelter will be selected to win each week. It would be wonderful to see Faithful Friends or another local shelter win.
The breast cancer site can also be pulled up from this same site. You can click to help fund free mammograms for women who can’t afford one.
ó R.B. Koontz
Salisbury

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