Letter to the Editor

Linton man thankful for his many blessings

Monday, November 19, 2007

To the Editor:


'Tis the season to be Thankful. Upon reflection, I discover that I am thankful for --

* I am thankful that God gave me two parents that lived in the good "ole" U.S.A.

* I am thankful for my families, both immediate and extended.

* I am thankful that my 77-year-old body hasn't deteriorated, more than it has, and I have good health.

* I am thankful for my home, be it a hovel or a mansion.

* I am thankful that I have food to eat. There were many days in the past, where I couldn't make that statement.

* I am thankful for the bed, in which I sleep. I remember days when I slept in abandoned buildings, box cars and under bridges. I even slept in a laundromat, behind the dryers for many weeks.

* I am thankful for the people in my life that taught me respect and values. Without this training, I would no doubt have landed in prison.

* I'm thankful for the four seasons in a year. I returned to Indiana after living in San Jose, Calif., for 14 years. I missed the four seasons in a year.

* I'm thankful for church and McDonald's where I meet with good friends on a regular basis.

* I'm thankful that I live in Linton, where I find life comfortable. While I was working out of Indianapolis, as a medical courier, I came through Linton six days a week. I ate lunch at Hardee's and met many friendly people. I told my wife that we should move down here. We did and we agree with the city's slogan. "We Like Linton."

Thank you for listening,

Robert M. Weyer

Linton, IN

P.S. Thanks be to God