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Opinions & I00teas PAGE 4 - HOGANSVmI HO NEWS - MAY 23, 2002 He's Barking the Wrong Mn  I've done a lot of nice dogs who want to watch their Dog PVBUsnAm_nsG Dm'roR things for my dog Catfish, the figures, on my nerves JOHN KtrrOAUL black Lab. I'm drawing the line here. put down a ASSOCIATE ITBUSIaX I allow him to sleep in my I'm not going to buy Catfish on television and RoB PaCN house on a dog bed I ordered diet dog food. dives right in. That's AsslsrArcr EDITOR out of the L.L. Bean catalog. In the first place, he does- bly because they JAYNE CRN.DSTON I buy him dog biscuits and n't have a weight problem, the dog in three days. Businvss MANAGER chew toys, and he often gets That's because he spends Otherwise, if the " leftovers from the table. I each day chasing squirrels, like mine, he has to . ($rime tgubiiatum Jone (706) 846-3188.p.O. BoxFaX426(706) 846-2206 gave him a banana once. He He's never caught a squir- , dog food for 30 Miilard B. Grimes, Presht ltogansville, Georgia 3O23O ate it. rel and apparently never will, order to stall for When Catfish wants out but he keeps trying and is in better off the table. of the house, he goes to the good shape for all that exer- "/f nothing If nothing Appreciate Parents door andbarks. I leave what- cise. ever Ia m doing and open the Also I can't see buying a COS as a Fest of result of his hag, drooling and door for him. special brand of dog food for his laiting Ighin- you with those eyes, V V L,I[,ILI,t YOU ,,JP' K,,,4LJ,C[m When he wants back in, a dogthathasagastronomi- illg, dFoo['ng and eat his dog food. he scratches on the door from cal system that can handle your looking. the outside and I open it for anything. /O0F/ at you with As for Catfish, Mother's Day and him. Catfish is four. During his those g3Jes he mt worry about his Father's Day are difficult hol- Then I read an advertise- lifetime he has eaten the fop there is an even idays for me. I lostay father ment in a magazine for Alpo lowing: eat his dog food." cern? Every since he I at a very young age and my Lite. You've read correctly. * four pairs of my eye- Nat King Cole tape, mother at a reasonable young The Alpo dog food people glasses to the tune of age. As a matter of fact, I was have come out with a new Two television remote Rose." 15 when my Dad passed away product, Alpo Lite, which controls devices BY SPECIAL and only 22 when my Morn according to the ad gives the ,Numerouspairsofshoes wrm ms wmow, died. Neither" of them were dog "100 percent nutrition Various sticks ture Snickers bars, bag and able to see how I turned out, and 25 percent less calories * An Andy Rooney hard- wrappers included go COLbnVlNS nY rUE GRIZZARD, what my children are like, or for a few minutes and than regular canned dog back book And the Alpo people think Y MOma.cr. n met their grandchildren, brought her a little present, food." A cassette of Nat King I'm going to go out and buy rarr6 tom Is TO HIS Sometimes that saddens me. I started to think about how Diet dog food is what Cole not available in stores I Alpo Lite because I'm con- rrmVNwmrrv OF However, I have some very much she meant to me and we're talking about here. bought off television, cerned about my dog getting special Moms and Duds out how lately I've been neglect- We've got diet soft drinks, A wicker chair 25 percent fewer calories STmL AVAIt.U THROUGH BAD there, that helped raise me ing a lot of things, especially diet beer diet everything, and * A golf ball than he gets in his regular PRODUCTIONS, P.O. and I'm just as close to them family. There is nothing on now we've got a dog food for * An entire bag a minia- canned dog food? n,rA, GA 311112( in some ways as my biologi- this earth more important ca[ parents, than family. You would think I guessmysecondDad that me of all people would What to Do With Our was my "Uncle JW," as we all have learned that by now. called him. Uncle JW passed There's always some- away this past year and it was thing going on. There's stuff just as difficult as losing my todoatwork, there's the extra real Dad, in some ways jobs, there's this and that. After the invitation to last would be flooded with the care upon him, for maybe harder. I had my real There are lots of things that Sunday night's service, the tears of saints who were bro- for Dad for 15 years and my weallowtoconsumeourtime, people in that service began ken over someone on their Uncle JW for 45. We never stop to think about to give testimonies. Those way to hell. It should break Uncle JW was always what the consequences will testimonies were filled with our heart to know that some and think nothing there to talk to and help me be in the future, praises and smiles for the of our own family, friends, them. There are in any way he could. A dec. goodness and grace God has neighbors or co-workers are pie walking rated war hero, he could be THE VISIT with Aunt showed upon their lives, unsaved. A burden for the lost carrying loads that as stern as he needed to be Ruth made me think of sim- But, those hearts that is a burden that we all should cast at the and because of his nature, as pier times, were filled with the praises shoulder. Our tears are Today if you are gentle as could be. I thought about the times of God, were also carrying important to the Lord. Some burdens are to be carrying a load, I'm not sureff he knew that she and Uncle JWtook heavy loads and hearts began In Psalm 56:8, e learn shared, others are to  shoul- deposit that load on , how much I loved him and me to town when I was a lit- to break and tears began to that our tears are placed in a d ered, Still 0therii to be how big of a role he had tie boy. I thought about the flo: bottle, and as one song-Tiler shed. thee. " played in my life. All I know times I spent at their Florida There were tears for fam- put it, "Tears are a language The Psalmist Said in ........... is, that with Father's Day rap- home. There were good mem- ily and friends who are God understands." When is Psalm 55:22, "Cast thy bur- And no matter idly approaching, I have two ories and some not so good unsaved, broken hearts for the last time we became bro- den upon the Lord and he shall are, may we help Dad to miss, but twice as memories. We've shared family and friends out of ken over a sinner dying and sustain thee." Still we find in someone many memories to be thank- happy times and sad times God's will or struggling with going to hell? I Peter 5:7, "Casting all your them carry their ful for. together, a great need. Mothers, fathers and grandparents The visit also made me AS FOR MO13BERS, I've think about the future, became broken over their got a number. Allof my Aunts Both of my children are children and grandchildren. became my second Mom grown and married now, and It became quite evident that when my adopted mother Ihaveonegrandchfld. I'm a lot of people were carrying died, but"Aunt Ruth" was the lucky, more so than my Dad heavy loads. one that became more like- was, I was able to see both At one time or another in my real Mother. my children grow into adult our lives, we face those times when burdens enter our life. .... Aunt Ruth is my mother's hood. My Dad didn't see me \\; sister, she is also Uncle JW's become a grown man, never Why is it though that some Hogan I00thesvllle wife. She's also the sweetest met my wife and never people seem to go on with no person on earth, hugged his grandchildren, problem and others seem to There are so many mem- So, I've been blessed to be fall apart?  1 1 ories that I could share about able to do all those things. When those burdens do Ivdeve to lhe Hognville my Aunt Ruth, but I'm just My children are able to enter our life what can we do? going to tell you about a few. call Morn or Dad any time The Apostle .Paul was a o Aunt Ruth has fed me, they like, just to talk. Those man who knew what burdens as just like my real Mother. of us that have lost our par- were. ri . the She's washed and irone( my ents know what a blessing it He had a burden for lost -, -- it clothes. She was always there is to be able to do that. Gentiles, he had a heart that its to offer advice, give me"g6d would give up his own salva- Frank talking to" when I needed it I'M going to offer some tion for his fellow Jews if it l. and above all, care for me\\;\ advice to each of you read- were possible.  over C.O. when I needed it. She is in ing this column, that still have Much can be learned the mo every way as much a real one or both of your parents, about burdens from the " No. I mother to me as my Mom Youneedtotaketimetoenjoy Aposfle Paul. In Galatians 6:2, was. them, Not just on Mother's we find that some burdens Counly.. Lately, I've had a hard Day or Father's Day, but are to be shared. Paul said, time visiting my Aunt Ruth. every day. You should spend "Bear ye one another's bur- I.used to visit her at least once time with them, call themand dens, and so fulfill the law of be a a week, most week's three or care for them. Take time out Christ." As Christians and "$ c otl four. Since Uncle JW has of that busy schedule to let members of the church, the passed, it's been hard for me them know you are thinking body of Christ, we are to each to visit. I think about the"Old of them. If you don't doit now, bear one another's burdens. Man' too much. the day will come when you Simply put, Paul tells us that be the will wish you could call or we are to help each other day in ANYWAY, ON Mother's visit, but you will only be able carry the load. Too often our for the Day I visited my Aunt Ruth to visit your memories, lives get so filled with self year that we forget there are those around us who are hurting or THE HO(;ANS11,I.E HOM NWS is published weekly by the Star-Mercury facin, g a great trial. .Mrs,  Publkshing Company, a division of Grimes Publicons. at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, There are times when we Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscription rotes by mail: $18 in need to think of the needs of Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties: $26 a year elsewhere. Prices include all of Mrs, sales taxes. Perkxlical pslage prod at Hogansville, Ge(wgia 30230. others before our own self. Head, Fon svscm call (706) 846-3188 or write to Cizulation Manager. Star Someone once said, "A man fm Mercury Publicatkms. P. O. 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Laurie Lewis Advertising Sal ........................................................................................ Lind tester do with our burdens. He says Composing ................................................................. Dewayne Rowers. Vand, [very in verse 5, "For every man Mnl Legals ...................................................................................................... JayneGoldston shall bear his own burden." Pressroom Manager. ....................................................................... Wayne Orocho,m Not only are some burdens to Pressroom....: ..................................................................... David Boggs, Larry Colleges  bOOk co.eo  be shared, but some burdens which President .................................................................................... : ........ Milhrd B. Grimes are to be shouldered, bow Vice President ........................................................................ : ......... Chark S. C, arrs There are some things in hies Secretary. .............................................................................. : .......... Laura Grimes Corer our lives we need to carry, by Treturer. ...................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Garreu One such burden would be a Legal Counsel and Assistant St'relary. ............................................. James S. C, Soviet burden to see folks saved by the grace of God. There were times when the altars of our churches