When I was kid, Ruston telephone numbers all began with “Alpine 5.” The north side of town, Chautauqua and Cooktown, were considered country and we shared a “party line” with my grandparents.
My grandmother never met a stranger, and she could tie up this jointly occupied, outgoing phone line for hours. Mom could field a wrong number and have an entire afternoon conversation with the stranger on the other end, only to become friends by dark.
Another school year is drawing to a close — so if you have young children, they’re one year closer to the day when they head off to college. And both you and your children need to prepare for that day. Your kids can do so by developing good study habits. As for you, it’s never too soon to start preparing for the high costs of higher education.
“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
Some people attribute this quote to Buddha, some to Nelson Mandela and others to a disciple of Buddha. Regardless, it’s a quote that has been spouted in various forms of popular media, and to me at least, it makes a lot of sense.