Work together, live together
by Patty Shay Refugio
Oct 18, 2012 | 780 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

It took a little longer to read the paper two weeks ago. Thanks to all of you who wrote letters to the editor, sometimes news is a little slow.

I am glad that people are agitated enough to write a letter and are ready to get out and vote. There is too much apathy in this day and time.

There will not be an easy solution for the people who need extended health treatments - ever. It is with a heavy heart that children have to seek unsatisfactory solutions to aging parents’ health needs. However, most people make those decisions and adapt to the best of their abilities.

It would not even occur to most to go to Commissioners’ Court and get the local government involved. “Family and friends shouldn’t come in for life and death situations” - seriously?

I am sorry, I really like Gary Bourland, but even if he is my Commissioner, I’m not calling him first if I think I’m having a heart attack. It is the responsibility of the relatives to take care of family members’ long-term health needs - period.

It is wonderful that churches, friends and neighbors are willing to help, but primary responsibility remains with family. It is up to each person to decide what his priorities are. Good luck everyone, we will all be there eventually. I encourage everyone to care a little bit more.

Make the decisions for your parents that you would have your children make for you. Make sure that all your elected officials, from school board to County Commissioners, are spending your tax dollars wisely. If they aren’t, elect someone else or run for office and do it yourself.

This ability is what makes this country great! Teach your children by example and show them that we must all give back to our community through volunteerism.

It is only when we can learn to work together, that we can live together.

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