It saddens me to see normally good people fight and kill for some stupid materialist item anytime, but especially this time of year. All I can do is just shake my head and ponder the history of mankind.

Call me old fashioned, but I miss Mike Dolly pretending to be Santa Claus. I miss the magic of a fir tree being transformed into our Christmas tree when I was young. I miss all the different department stores that used to be around. It was fun to just get out and about back then.

I don’t get out and about much anymore because I just do not like being around people much anymore. So when I see people steal, fight and kill for “stuff,” it just makes me shake my head and ask my wife, “What ails people?”

Ron CotaBurnham

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