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THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620-040 JOHN KL~T, ENDALL PUI]I ,ISI tEPJEDITOR LAUmm LEWtS AI)VERTISING DIRF.C'TOR CIAN~F CI~YBROOK ASS~'tA'rE Eorrot{ ROB RICHARDSON ASSISTANT EDrrOR A ~rint~ ]Jublkathm Millard B, G rim4~, Phone (706) 846-3188 Fax (706) 846-2206 E O. Box 426 Hogmxsville, Georgia 30230 Seeing Life Through The Eyes of a Cl d life one day at a time. I had forgotten how to do that. The challenges in life somehow have a way of mak- ing us forget the simple things in life,~ or as the old clichd says, to stop and smell the roses. Since Eli has been around, I've really learned to do that more now. NOW, I DONW let things worry me as much. I look for- ward to the weekends so I can spend time with him. He always helps me forget about the worries in the world. Basically, I've learned what it feels like to be a child again. I'm discovering more things in life to be happy about than to be sad about. I'm not sure if spending time with him has made me realize how important and dear life r~ally is, or if it's ahvays been there and I just needed a reminder to bring it out in myself again. For whatever reason, rm looking at life in a much dif- ferent way today than I was several months ago. Of course I still have my old adult self lurking inside and I'm still smart enough to realize that life is not all fun and games and I have to be realistic and responsible. So, in the next few months if you notice my column is changing, you might remem- ber this one and realize that my outlook on life is chang- ing as well. So, for all you old fogies out there like me. It's time to loosen up, be a little carefree and begin to enjoy life again. You will be amazed at how much more fun you'll have and what new things you'll The child inside of us comes out every once in a while, rve noticed that late- ly the more I spend time with my five year-old grandson. One of the things I've noticed is I'm enjoying movies more now. Such was the case when we went to see Shrek II when it opened in theatres. It was a great movie. We. both laughed from beginning to end. If you haven't seen it, you're missing a really good family movie. Dreamwork_s has produced another great ione that's for sure. As you all know, that while you're waiting for the [ movie to begin you get to see previews from all the upcom- ing movies. One of the pre-. views was for Garfield, which will open on June 11. Needless to say, we have plans in the works to see that one as well. For a long time, I would- n't go to the movie theatre. I would wait for a movie to make the shelves of my local department store. Mainly because there were not that many good family movies being shown at ~he theatres. That has changed. Because my grandson enjoys movies so much, we [ have been going a lot more lately and have seen several that are excellent. [ ANOTI-!ER THING, is my grandson is now enrolled in a martial arts class, He is really enjoying it and has learned a great deal. So, when I'm around him he wants to spar sometimes. Even though I'm older, it does give you somewhat.of a workout. He is a learning magnet. He loves books and wants you to read to him. He loves video games and so on and so on. In short, being around him helps bring out the child in me that has been buried for a number of yea~. It's funny what one can learn about themselves throu~l~ a child, discover that are right under When my children gre~ your nose but have never into young adults, I began to\ noticed before. lose sight of the inner child.\ Now i'm not saying I'm I became more of an adult, all business and yes, in a : word, stiff. Since my grandchild has gotten old enough to grow and learn, he has actually t~/ught me man~, things. One thing I've learngd is to smile more. You would have to know my grandson, but you never see him with- out a smile on his face. He can always find something to keep him happy and content. Never depressed, never wor- ded and above all, just takes Opinions & Ideas PAGE 4-A - HOGANSVII2 HOME THURSDAY, JUNE 10 2004 ready to play hop scotch or a good game of tackle foot- ball, I don~ think my old body would take that very well. But, I am learning to enjoy life through the eyes of a child once again. To tell you the truth, it's been a wonder- ful experience. I guess I'm living the words of Herbert henry Asquith who said, "Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." For me, it's about as late as one can get. THE HOGANSV~LE HOME NEwS is published weekl) by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company. a division of Grimes Publications. at3051 Ro~-~evelt Highway, Manchester. Georgia 31816. USPS 6204)40. Subscri~ion rates by mail: $20 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties: $24 a year elsewhere. Prices include all sales taxes. Peritxlical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230.Single copy 50. FOIl SlJl~CmlqlO~ call (706) 846-3188 or xwite to Chrulation Manager, Star Mercury Publications. E O. Box 426. Mancheste|: Georgia 31816. PO~3"MASI'F~ Send address changes to P. O. Box 426~ Hogansville, GA .a~230. STAFF Publisher and Editor. .......................................................................... John Ku~dall Advertising Director .................................................................................. Laurie Lewis Associate Editor .................................................... ] .............................. Clint Claybr~ Assistant Editor ..................................................................................... Rob Richard~m Staff Writers ......................................................................... Bryan G-eter. Bill~ Bryant Composition .............................. Dewayne Flowers, Robert Wecms. Gari Youngblood Circulation Manager ........................................................................... Tracy Lynn Wyatt V~ a~ ne Press Manager. .......................................................................... ~ ..... " ." Groohowski Pressroom Assistants ..................................... Zaddie Dixon.Damell McCauley Mailroom D~bulion ............................................................................... David Boggs Coning'rE O~'K'~s President ............................................................................................. Millard B. Grimes Vice President ................................................................................. ~ S, Executive Vice President and Sec~taty ........................................ Laura Caimes Corer Tre=surer ....................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Gatrett Legal Counsel and Assi'stant Secretary .............................................. James S. Grimes Fighting the New Sleeping From Leuds Grizzard's collection "If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low" Written in 1979 I still hadn't exactly warmed to H.B., however, he was much quieter than my father, he had little or no inter- est in sports, and my worst fears had come true con- cerning his feelings about children and the work ethic. '~rhen I was your age," he would say to me, "I was chop- ping tobacco 10 hours a day." I was not that impressed, however, and I had decided by that time that anything to do with any manner of agri- culture was not for me. Pulling corn I had found to be a difficult and monoto- nous task, and picking up potatoes and putting them into a bucket, while some-" body plowed the row in front of you, was even more diffi- cult. Five or six potatoes in a bucket make a heavy load, and the potatoes won't jump into the bucket. You have to bend down and pick them up. THE ONLY work around the house I realty enjoyed was sitting with my mother and shelling butter beans and peas. She had surprisingly remained a good anxious lis- tener, despite the fact that she had a husband around. She surprised me on a number of other fronts, too. Rather than becoming less interested in me, she had become even more willing to spend time with me, whether it was helping me with my schoolwork or listening to my continuing complaints about the work H.B. insisted I do. It was probably at this point in my life that my moth- er ruined me as a future hus- band, too. When I lived in my mother's house, I never had to want for clean underwear. Not once. Whenever I went to my drawer, there was always clean underwear neayly folded inside. All mothers want their children to have clean underwear, of course, lest they be in a hor- rible wreck and the doctor see they are wearing filthy undergarments. I think my mother could have accepted whatever became of me after a wreck, as long as at least one mem- ber of the operating team had remarked about how clean my underwear was when the ambulance arrived with me. LATER, WHEN I moved away from home, it became quite clear to me just how important it is to have one in wear. I often would be tortml three and four times I could no longer stand RJ was left except to wash my myself. Later, when I ried, I found a wife ly as concerned about been. ...to be continued week BY S~,CIAL WITH HIS WIIN)~,; DEDRA, HOME NEWS ![ ED COLUMNS BY THE LATE GRIZZARD, BY MORELAND, MOST WIDELY READ WRITER OF !!~ FROI[NJC'rIONS, P.O. BOX ATL&NTA, GA 3111g-I~66 A.'NPi WIDE. Porno: Free Speech or Filthy Smu pits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." That is a message that needs to once again be heard from our pulpits. America is being inundated with a con: stant flow of filth from porno- graphic cesspools. These proponents of pornography claim free speech as their right to pro- mote their perverted pic- America is a great nation. Many people see the founda- tion of that greatness as lying in different aspects of our country. To hear recent pop. ular politicians speak, that greatnessisindiversity, whae others find that greatness in schools technology, medical advances and the like. There are others still who find America's greatness in her Declaration of Independence, her Constitution, andher Bill of Rights. It is true that these things set America head and shoul- ders apart from the rest of tures. If ~ forefathers saw t ie wor~ but ~1' ~e .wl~t what ~ i~&l~ m.':~name of " i ~ e .... ' h "t6~'fl'; " ,French } "r!ter Alex s , de. f!~ ~ ~p~-e~ ~9~P [}~eheve Tocquevflle, after visiting they would shudder in horror. The First Amendment does not guarantee totally free speech. For yousee a per- son cannot slander someone without being held account- able, nor can you libel some- one without being prosecut- ed. A person cannot yell "fire" in a crowded building nor can something be falsely adver- tised. Even the use of certain speech can be limited if it is proven that the speech incites violence. Speech is free as long as it does not bring harm to another. May I submit to you that America in 1831, said, "1 sought for the greatness of the United States in her com- modious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forest, and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning, and it was not there. I looked for it in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pul- 50 Years the wickedness that is sold even in our local s~ores and bleeds through our own cable TV is not free speech but filthy smut. Pornography is not a harmless pastime but a terrible cancer that is spread- ing throughout our country. It is not free speech because itis harmfiiL ~ THE POINT IS that America has been sold a bill of goods telling them-that pornography isn't harmful. Proverbs 14:34 says, ."Righteousness exhalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people" Pornography is harmful because it is a perversion of the way God intended things to be between a husband and a wife. Whether it carries the label of hardcore or softcore, homosexuality or lesbianism, beastiality or pedophile, pre- marital sex or adultery, all forms of pornography are destructive. destroys families, women, defiles minds deters the of the husband and wife. Pornography people personally, it destroy, ly. It will destroy socially, it will destroy nationally, and people spiritually. There numerous perverted zations seeking ver3 try. For instance in Angeles there is the whose says~oexby its too late." Even tion can be cited as to destructive nature of raphy. In a message pornography Dr. Merritt quoted Burke as 'The thing necessar~ umph is for good men to nothing," we must take a stand this cancer that is the greatness of Americ~ To close, Dr. Merritt in that same message, sex is the beauty, hut raphy is the beast." In the Hogansvine Herald LIONS TAKE GOLF CUP FROM KIWANIS - At an annual golf tournament between the Lions and IO~anis club ~ held on Sunday, the Lions beat the ~is Club by a narrow margain. Kiwanis Club held the cup the two years previous. Now, the Lions are roar- " ing proudly that they have the cov- eted cup back in their paws. HOGANSVILLE GIRLS TO GO TO STATE - Iris Flournoy and Paula Stone went to Gids State dur- ing the week of June 13. Girls State is a practical application of duties, r6sponsibilities and privileges of being an American Otiz . WARE WINS FHA AWARD FOR lg54 - Holland Ware, age 17, won the State FHA award for his efforts over recent years. He has volunteered his time, and with his own equipment, helped to fight more than 100 fires in Troup, Heard. Menwether and Coweta Count,s. The award was offered by the Seaboard Air line railroad in coop- eration with the State Department of Educatk~. USED CARS ADVERTISED BY HINES MOTOR CO. - '43 Pontiac 2 door Sedan, hydromat- ic, radio and heater -$1895; '51 Studebaker 4 door Land Cruiser, V8 new engnie - $895; '48 Olds 4 door Sedan with radio and heater - $395; and '41 Ford Tudor - $100.