Letters: Simple solution for drunken driving

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Simple solution for drunken driving
Here is a “no-brainer” solution to the season for DWIs: Shut down the alcohol-producing industries! Duh!
The MADD group in Raleigh gets on its high horse about drinking and driving, too; but they won’t go after the alcohol makers either. Why?
Again, a simple solution: No alcohol available, no problems!
ó Lee Kennedy
Rebuttal to recent ‘dart’ about winter
Laurels to the long, lovely days of winter! What could be better than…
… the stately silhouette of trees outlined against the winter sky.
… holly berries, pansies, camellias and all things that blossom and bloom in the cold.
… the distinct beauty of the winter sky polka-dotted by a planet or two.
… the very breath of life leaving a visible path as it escapes my nostrils.
… the slick shine of an ice storm sending shivers over the ground.
… moments spent mesmerized by a fire with my loved ones near.
… feathered and furry friends who never-mind the cold and visit anyway.
… no bugs to bother or bite me.
… no worrying about yardwork for a while.
… the contentment of being inside for long evenings at home.
… the warmth of cozy quilts and electric blankets.
… snow-skiing and sight-seeing in the NC mountains.
… watching winter sports and celebrating the Super Bowl.
… anticipating the possibility of a serious snowfall in Rowan County.
… holiday food and family fellowship.
… hot cider, hot chocolate, and hot toddies.
ó Sheila Hall
Unspeakable gift
It’s that time of year again, and it’s all around us. It’s that time of year when we as humanity often surprise ourselves with kind words and good deeds to one another.
Walking out of a restaurant tonight, a gentleman held the door for me, wishing me a “Merry Christmas!”
There is an excitement in the air as Christmas fast approaches. We thank God for the unspeakable gift of his son. As we go through yet another Christmas, may we look beyond the wrappings and trimming, and see the Christ of Christmas. May we mirror what Charles Dickens said of Ebeneezer Scrooge, “…that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us.”
ó Joshua Welch