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+ % +: Opinions & Ideas THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 62O.04O Mn HAI PU BLISHFARJADVERTISING DIRECrOR JOHN KAIZ. ASS(IATE PUBLISItF2/EDITOR ROB RICHARDSON .kSISTANT EDITOR JAYNE GOI.D63N BUSL'ESS MANAGER A (6rimee ]luhlkatio. MilIKd B. Grimes, Pldent Phone (706) 846-3188. Fax (706) 846-2206 P O. Box 426 Hogansville, Georgia 30230 Just Desserts I was told last week by a friend the people that read my weekly column think I'm a little depressed. I guess the friend was referring to the columns written in the past couple of weeks. Frankly, those columns were not nec- essarily about me, or anyone else for that matter, they were written as advice. But, the friend said that I needed to write a happy or funny column so my readers would know that all is well with me. So, for my friend, here we go. HAVE YOU EVER just sit at some location like a mall, restaurant, or other place where a large number of peo- ple gather and watched peo- ple? It can be a comical expe- rience to say the least. That was the case for me a couple of weeks ago. The funny part is, I'm probably the one that people were laughing at the hardest. I'm sure they were all won- dering why I was seated all by myself and sometimes just erupting in laughter. The truth is, I really couldn't help myself. Let me share with you a couple of things I witnessed. These two children were walking through the mall a few steps in front of their par- ents. One of the children had an ice cream cone in one hand and a cookie in the other. I was thinking... "Sugar rush, he'll be bouncing off the walls in a little while." As the two made their way down the hallway of the mall, the other kid reaches over, pulls the ice cream toward him and takes a bite out of it. Of course, the tears begin. "Morn, he bit my ice cream," had to be the words being said that I couldn't hear. Of course Morn didn't pay any attention and the fight was on. The two boys were strug- gling over the ice cream and all of a sudden, as anticipat- ed, the ice cream hits the floor. Now, the crying really starts. They child that appeared to be the younger brother, and had just lost his ice cream, kicked the older brother. Then fists began fly- ing, Mom and Dad intervene, and all of a sudden the fami- ly is the center of attention. I had lost interest in the two boys by this time and a little girl about four or five had caught my attention. She stood there watching the tus- sling, walked over to the ice cream cone lying on the floor, picked it up, began to lick it and calmly walked away. I broke out in laughter. A FEW MINUTES later, this man and woman were making their way down the mall. They stopped to look into the window at a jewelry store. The woman was obvi- ously pointing to something in the window that she stat- ed she would like to have. The couple stood there for a cou- ple of minutes and then began their walk again. They entered a store not far away. A couple of minutes later, the man emerges, makes a bee-line for the jew- elry store, and of course makes a purchase. Feeling so proud of himself for sneak- ing away and buying a gift for his wife or girlfriend with- out her having any knowl- edge of it. But he never sus- pected what was coming next: The woman exits the store she's been in and is look- ing left and right in an attempt to find out where her fellow had gotten off to. She finally caught a glimpse of him and almost broke out into a run. The two met only a few feet from where I was sitting. "How could you do that?" she asked in a pretty firm tone. "How could you leave me in that store and not say a word. I walked all over that store looking for you .... and so on, and so on, and so on." She made the poor guy feel like the heel of a shoe I'm sure. Finally, he responds rather sheepishly, "I, I, I... I had to buy something?" "What could be so important that you walk away like that?" the woman screamed. "A gift for you," the man said hold- ing out the bag. The woman got this look on her face, you know the one where all the color leaves you. She began to apologize all over herself and all was well again. BY NOW I'm sure you are wondering what this has to do with anything. Well, it kind of reminds me of those folks that thought because my col- umn on depression that I was depressed. Sometimes, things are not what they appear, and those that wait long enough will always get their just desserts. THE HtX;ANSVILLE HOME NEWS is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company. a division of Grimes Publications, at .'051 Roo,velt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Submription rams by mail: $18 in Troup, HatTis or Meriwether Counties: $26 a year elsewhere. Prices include all sales taxes. PeritxlicM postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230. FoR sussX:RtertoNs call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Star Mercury Pubheations, E O. Box 426. Manchester. Georgia 31816. POMASTER: Send address changes to E O. Box 426, Hogansville, GA 30230. STAFF Publisher and Advertising Direct( ............................................................... Mike Hale As,iate Publisher and FxJitor. ........................................................... John Kuykendall Business Manager ................................................................................. Jayne Goldston Assistant Editor ...................................................................................... Rob Richardson StaffWriters ................................................ Bryan Geter, Billy Bryan, Clint Claybrook Assistant Advertising Manager. ................................................................. Laurie Lewis Comlx, sing ....................................... Valinda Ivery. Dewayne Flowers, Robert Weems Legals ...................................................................................................... Jayne Goldston Circulatkm Manager. .................................................................................... Judy Crews Prcx:luction Manager. ........................................................................... Bobby Brazil Jr. Assistant Manager .......................................................................... Wayne Grochowski Pressroom ........................................... Damell McCauley, Joey Knight, Larry Colleges COReOnATE OElt'ER President ............................................................................................. Miliard B. Grimes Vice President .................................................................................. C "harlotte S. Grimes Execulive Vice President and Secretary ........................................ Laura Grimes Co|r Treasurer. ............ : ......................................................................... Kathy Grimes Garett Legal Coun,t and Assistant Secretary ............................................... James S. Grimes PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - MAY 22, 2003 What My Mother Had Told Written in 1979 Things my mother told me would come true when I was grown that I really did- n't believe at the time: The older you get, the harder it is to quit smoking. You might turn up your nose at turnip greens now, but there will come a time you can't get them, and you will want them more than a T- bone steak. Love is the greatest gift one person can give anther. Money can't buy love. People will tell you they love you when they don't mean it. There are no answers in the bottom of a cocktail glass. It's easy to go into debt. Getting out is next to impos- sible. Marriage is a two-way street. You will never meet a good woman in a nightclub. One lie begets another. If you don't take care of yourself when you are young, you might not live to regret it. If you don't agree with everything the preacher says, it won't hurt you to sit still for 30 minutes and listen to him. It's okay to cry. Never let a friend down. You will need him someday. You don't need to talk dirty to prove you are a man. The Lord listens to your prayers. He doesn't answer all of them. The best way to tell some- body you care is to show them first. It's not written anywhere that life is supposed to be fair. Always wear clean under- wear. You might be in a wreck. Children and old people appreciate kindness. Be careful when you buy a used car or an insurance policy. Pay attention when some- body older tells you some- thing. You can learn a lot from people who have already been down the road. Being stubborn won't get you anywhere. Women don't like men who drink too much. There will be times when you are very lonely. Just remember your mother loves you and always will. People who shout to make themselves heard usually don't know what they are talk- ing about. When you get older, your back will hurt and it won't be that easy to get to Someday, a on the moon, and will cost a quarter. Pretty faces deceiving. Always say when somebody favor. You will favors that way. Ball games most world. You will re ing up your piano BY SPECIAL NEWS lS CARRYING COLUMNS BY THE GRIZZARD BY MORELAND, AND MOST WIDELY READ WRITER OF HIS PRODUCTIONS, P.O. ATLANTA, GA 31118-1266 BOOK AND MUSIC ', WIDE. The Pastor and the Music The story is told about a feud that occurred between the pastor and the music director of a church in a small community. It seems the first hint of trouble came when the pastor preached one Sunday on dedicating yourselves to service and the choir direc- tor chose to sing, "I Shall Not Be Moved." Trying to believe it was a coincidence, the pas- tor put the incident behind him. The following Sunday the pastor preached on giving. Afterwards, the choir squirmed as the director led them in the hymn, "Jesus Paid It All." By this time the pas- tor was losing his patience. Sunday morning atten- dance at the church swelled as the tension between the two continued to build. A large crowd showed up the following Sunday to hear the pastor's sermon on the sin of gossiping. The choir director followed with the selection of "I Love To Tell The Story." The pastor was totally humiliated. The following Sunday he told the congrega- tion that unless something changed between himself and the music director he was considering resignation. The entire church gasped when the music director led them in "Why Not Tonight." No one in the congrega- tion was surprised when a week later the pastor resigned his pulpit explain- ing that Jesus had led him there and that Jesus was lead- ing him away. However, it would have been better for everyone if the choir direc- tor had resisted the tempta- tion to close with "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." This pastorprobably felt like a director of a cemetery, who has lots of people under him, but nobody listens! IT APPEARS that this is my week to pick on pastors so allow me to tell you anoth- er pastor story. A church in another small community had recently obvious that home, but no answer his repeated door. He took and stuck it in the When the processed the Sunday at the m( ship service, the that his card returned. Added to it tic message, When the his Bible to check out "This pastor tion, he broke out in probably felt like a laughter. begins by saying, direc tor of a ceme- stand at tery, whOha=00ts of+ Genesis. your vmce in people under him, but nobody lis- tens!" called a new pastor. The young pastor was visiting the homes of his members one afternoon. At one house it seemed I was afraid: THOUGHT For While we are set goals and make the bes others feel good selves, and be what we are and doing. 50 Years Ago... P  "&N INDFJ?tNDF-N'I uNTY wEIF2KLY" " ................ tagzm,.},lie, i,\\;t, i,,our}t,{eorgta [Itlay Ma a t9  ....................................................... r c:00-"+Ben Askew Wins,Second , "i.' i - Title onsecuttve Golfing In the Hogansville , Pssortothe Hogansvill Hom0 GOLFING "In Hogansville there's Ben' of golf who is remarkable and as quickly  ciated with the game of the original Bantam fessional ( is 60-year-old Ben AskeW, winner for the last twt the city title, and previous years." THREE REC TO GET A JOB: A hel ad from the May 21,1 "We have an attractive tion to offer a man that honest and willing to worl." SATURDAY NIGHT Among the offerings Theatre were Dean Jerry Lewis in "The along with news reelS; Johnny Weissmuller as Jim in "Savage Mutiny." *BARGAINS: The ads revealed that had a 41' Plymouth for a'49 Studebaker for', Profit had milk powder fo and 12 ounces of apple $.15; and the Belk- Miracle Barn had 50 feet den hose for $2.99, an mirrored medicine $1.98, dishes for one cent= and men's T-shirts, three Meanwhile, Baldwin Service's distinctive ad the banner of "If they for me to tell the truth they can go jump in the offered 25 pounds of $2.09.