Greetings go forth with anticipation of fall’s cooler weather and Thanksgiving! We’ve had such lovely weather that it makes one wonder what is lurking around the corner for the holiday week-end.

Greetings go forth with anticipation of fall’s cooler weather and Thanksgiving! We’ve had such lovely weather that it makes one wonder what is lurking around the corner for the holiday week-end.

Come on, Savvy Seniors, and join me in saying a big “Praise the Lord,” that campaign speeches, voting and elections are now behind us! But, may we all pray for calm to enter the scene where students are allowed out of school to be protestors, along with all those that aren’t in school being destructive and blocking streets.

I recall, as you’ll can, when campaigning and politics were passing out cards and big speaking events, with usually a pie supper before speaking. When I was small everyone were Democrats because Mama and Papa always talked about Republican Herbert Hoover being president when America went into the big Depression! And, believe me, I think that was enough to make everyone not want to elect another Republican and everyone I knew voted Democrat every time.

I am sure most of you Savvy Seniors have some memories of the depression. I think it stayed around, hovering over southern Oklahoma area for a mighty long time, because I remember kitchen cabinets were almost bare.

Then, along came World War II, which made many things scarce. I recall Mama had a rationing book, which had tickets on purchasing certain items, such as coffee, sugar, tires, gasoline and shoes. We had to be conservative, as American soldiers shoes were worn out and marching barefoot overseas and everything was needed for the war; we had to save all tin, metals, and be very careful and conservative on clothing, food, gasoline and tires.

Today, we live in a land of plenty, with so much waste going on in our wonderful free Nation. I don’t think anyone is being conservative now, including me. Often, I go to my closets, packed full of clothes and look down at all colors of shoes. I think of the times that I wore my one pair of shoes for school and also to church; and at home I changed into an old worn- out pair.

In thinking of those years, I recall how everyone was very conservative and now: “Have we gone to the extremes of “wanting and having?” I often wonder if we are saving anything for the next generations to enjoy, as we have known: “This land, our land, the land of plenty!”

Have a blessed and safe week.

Micah 7:13 – “Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.”