Lesson learned from pandemic: Save
I want to thank the Homer News staff and the many members of the Homer community who have kept me informed and buoyed my spirits over the past six months. I am a senior and growingly “seasoned citizen” — even if it is seasoned with wormwood and gaul in the old cliche.
If there is one lesson I am relearning in all this crisis, it is to save. From the aincient Egyptian famine to the present, consumption deferred can lead to more self worth and satisfaction in the future.
Do I really need that Netflix upgrade? Do I need that new fishing reel right now? Perhaps the self respect I will gain from having paid my rent and taxes and utilities on time will be greater than some temporary sugar for my emotions. I sure do not claim to do this perfectly. But it does seem to be the primary key in the things I am relearning.
Legion help appreciated
Dear American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16,
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient for the American Legion Unit 16 Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship. Thank you so much for your help and generosity. I will be using this award for my tuition at Valparaiso University. I could not have made it to the Nationals for the Children of Warriors Scholarship without the help from you. I am very grateful for receiving a scholarship.
Abigail Middleton, Homer High School Class of 2020
Postal workers appreciated
I write to express my gratitude for the postal workers in Homer. They are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Whether inside the post office helping customers at the window or delivering packages to our home, they demonstrate their commitment every day. I sincerely appreciate their effort.