I wanted to write to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed the last two issues of The Black River Times.
I’m not one to pick up the daily newspaper and read all of the depressing news, but The Black River Times is hardly that.
I love the little articles with interesting facts and the inspirational stories the most.
Then sometimes I come across something unusual - like the store that has a mannequin standing outside of it!
Maybe it would be a nice addition to add a recipe now and then, or maybe a little memory recalling years past in the Butler County area.
I will never forget eating persimmons from a tree outside my aunt’s house in the early 70s. I don’t think I’ve ever had one since then; I’ve seen a few in grocery stores but they don’t look like the ones I remember!
Thanks for something to look forward to each month!
I’ve been down in the dumps thinking about not being able to spend the holidays with 2 of my 3 daughters. I’ve been kind of mad about the whole situation - why I have to be across the country from them. First time this has ever happened.
In reality though, I should be thankful that they are not overseas fighting in wars, but are safe here in the US. I should be thankful that they are healthy. Thankful that they are happy. Thankful simply for the fact that they are alive.
And I am. But I miss them terribly.
Then I think of the servicemen and women and their families who are spending the holidays apart - months and months apart from one another. And I think of the mothers and fathers who have lost a child this year. How this first Christmas will be for them. Unbearable.
How can I be angry when I am so blessed. Blessed to have 3 beautiful daughters who are alive, safe, healthy and happy.
When I stop to think of it that way, I really don’t need any other ‘gifts.’
We all should spend more time dwelling on the gifts we have already been given.
Peace & Blessings to you and yours,
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