There is considerable concern now about the federal government listening to our private conversations. As a child, my family was on a so-called party line; most folks listened all the time.

If you go to the market today, you likely will listen to many private conversations as people talk on their cell phones.

So what is the big deal? If a person doesn’t want people to hear what they say, they shouldn’t talk.

Happy holidays to all.

Ezra Smith, Winthrop