Learning truths late in his life
When we get older and we look back over our lives, we see the toys that we have work for all our lives become burdens. Only then do we realize that life was to be enjoyed instead of work, sweat and tears. What is in it for me has changed to (how long).
We see that life is to be enjoyed instead of the daily grind. Only then do we realize if we had taught our mind to forgive in place of revenge and to love instead of hate, with respect to all that, life could have been much sweeter. Now we can feel lucky we have realized this before it’s too late, and be totally thankful that it wasn’t worse.
We realize in our later years that all we need to do in the last half of our lives is to try and solve the problems that we created in the first half.
Cliff Barker, Morehead
Verity invites vets to ceremony
In observance of Veterans Day, Verity Middle School invites all area veterans and/or their families to a ceremony recognizing them for their service to our country. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 on Nov. 11 in the Verity auditorium. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Verity library.
We are hoping for a great turnout so that we can instill in our students a love and respect for our veterans. If you are able to attend and need directions, please call (606) 327-2727.
David Greene, principal, George M. Verity Middle School
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