The Interviewer will be talking to all types of interesting people. People who are known and others who are not.
Case in point? It has to be a good “Why Girl” story.
The Interviewer recently spoke to HRH who is 97 years old and sharp as a tack.
An early morning phone conversation found him having a good day. “Yes, it’s a good day today; I’m not feeling pains or aches. My letter to the newspaper editor was well received and was accepted without any changes. My computer printer died; I am getting a new one in a few days and will be up, running, communicating. So much of my time…my day… is spent seeing doctors, driving to the supermarket, picking up prescriptions, in essence, taking care of my container—my body. But it serves me well, and I am still here.”
Recent letter to the editor…
Charity begins at home
I received six letters the other day requesting a donation. I threw them all, unopened, in the waste basket. Some I had previously supported, but recently stopped. Yet, they keep hounding me by mail or telephone, as they all “desperately” need funds to continue their charities. How should I respond?
They send gifts to seduce me. I don’t need any more tote bags, calendars, notepads, return address labels, pens. Should I respond with a donation to show my appreciation? The answer is “no.”
I have decided to follow the old advice “charity begins at home.” With a couple of exceptions – donating to responsible NGO’s (non government organization), I shall restrict my giving to local charities. Hundreds of persons in the Cadillac area are jobless, homeless or helpless, even hungry. The federal and state governments help with Medicaid, food stamps, but they cannot, or will not, meet every need.
Therefore, as good neighbors, we are obligated and privileged to share our personal wealth with those less fortunate. Remember, it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Harold R. Hodgson
Cadillac News (08/01/13)
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