By Dolores Bader
It probably isn't a comparison that would pop into the minds of most people, but it sure took root in mine! When I heard the story of the wild animals on the loose out East my first thought was it can't be any worse than the pack that keeps returning to this state in their search for supremacy in the Republican Party. Do the wannabe's think we are all morons? What has happened to reduce us to this level of campaigning for what should be one of the noblest positions of leadership on planet earth? Take a look at great nations of the far distant past and you will see this is the sort of thing that lead to decline, if not total diminishment, of old Greek and Roman empires. We are a whole year away from the presidential election, and we already know way too much about way too many people.
It also occurs to me that the nuts and bolts of everyday living are not tended in Washington D.C. They are kept properly operating in City Halls like the one on our Main Street in small and large communities from coast to coast and border to border. We all owe a thank you to the four people who are on the local ballot for the City Council election next Tuesday. The real thank you is your vote; make sure you take time to do your part. We tend to forget that voting is more than a civil right it is a privilege.
The folks at Sacred Heart have been doing their famous election night Soup Supper for so many years that the operation is automatic. The fun part is to see the upcoming generation helping with the effort in what is certainly a “learn by doing” situation. As the harvest nears completion every Iowan enters this month of thanks-giving with a multitude of things to be thankful for. Pick one special thing for each day of this month and take time to appreciate its meaning in your life. Today I pick the light on the new water tower that I see peeking through the trees. It is a good thing.