Check Out Our Advertisers!
     None  Accounting/Bookkeeping
     None  Antiques & Collectibles
     None  Attorney
     None  Auction
     None  Auto
     None  Banks and Credit Unions
     None  Beauty Salon
     None  CBD Products
     None  Carpet Cleaning
     None  Chamber of Commerce
     None  Child Care
     None  Chiropractic Care
     None  Churches
     None  Computer Services
     None  Decks
     None  Distillery
     None  Dry Cleaning
     None  Duct Cleaning
     None  Electric utility
     None  Equine Services
     None  Excavating
     None  Eye Care
     None  Feed Stores
     None  Field Mowing
     None  Financial Services
     None  Fireplace Sales/Service
     None  Flooring
     None  Food Products
     None  Foster Care
     None  Funeral Home
     None  Garage Doors
     None  Handyman Services
     None  Health Care Facilities and Services
     None  Heating and Cooling
     None  Heavy Equipment Rental
     None  Heavy Equipment Sales
     None  Honey & Tea
     None  House Cleaning
     None  Insulation
     None  Insurance
     None  Internet Service
     None  Jeweler
     None  Junk Removal
     None  Knitting and Sewing
     None  Liquor Stores
     None  Martial Arts
     None  Massage Therapy
     None  Muralist
     None  Painting - Interior/Exterior
     None  Paving/Asphalt
     None  Pet Grooming
     None  Plumbing
     None  Podiatry
     None  Pole Barns
     None  Portable Buildings
     None  Propane
     None  Quilting Supplies & Services
     None  Real Estate Services
     None  Restaurants
     None  Roofing
     None  Schools
     None  Senior Services
     None  Septic Services
     None  Shipping Services
     None  Specialty/Gifts
     None  Tattoos
     None  Tax Preparation
     None  Tires
     None  Trash Disposal
     None  Truck Accessories
     None  Truck Bed Liner
     None  Upholstery
     None  Veterinarian
     None  Windows and Doors
     None  Windshield Repair


 
""The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.""
– Abraham Lincoln  
Contact Us | Advertise | Classified Ad | News Stands | Subscribe  

  Volume No. 18 Issue No. 9 September 2021  

None
None Book Review   None Business Briefs   None Community Calendar   None Community Photos  
None Did You Know?   None FFPD News   None From the Publisher   None Health and Wellness  
None Marks Meanderings   None Monkey Business   None News From D 49   None Pet Adoption Corner  
None Phun Photos   None Prairie Life   None Rumors   None Wildlife Matters  
None
Front Page   |   Feature Stories   |   Search This Issue   |   Log In
None
 

Michelle Barrette

  
  By Michelle Barrette

   This month, three NFH writers asked a variety of people about the challenges they faced as the COVID-19 pandemic restricted everyday life as we knew it. There were a variety of replies. Pete Gawda interviewed a couple of people who were honest about working from home and how family interruptions tested their ability to focus. Leslie Sheley had some interesting comments from people about the state of the human “condition” during the height of COVID-19. And Ava Stoller talked to graduating seniors about the effects they felt as their last year of high school was totally disrupted.
   
   A couple of comments caught my eye, and I identify with what they were saying. One person talked about the state of “selfishness” in this country that became blatantly evident during the pandemic. When people started hoarding toilet paper and bottled water, I thought we had gone nuts. I think I commented in an earlier “From the publishers” column about the sacrifices our parents and grandparents made during World War II. They were lucky to have a meal of an apple and a slice of bread.
   
   I heard people complaining about not being able to dine out or go to a movie. What the heck would Americans do if the pandemic had not only shut down restaurants and entertainment centers but also the entire power grid for months at a time.
   
   As one person Leslie interviewed said, “We are so advanced we think we don’t need anyone else.” And what about our rights during this time. “It’s my right not to wear a mask; it’s my right not to social distance,” etc. Another person Leslie interviewed said communities have been “sacrificed on the altar of self.”
   
   Of course, there were feel-good stories during the pandemic, and the health care workers were the epitome of unselfishness.
   
   What would we have done without Zoom, without the internet, without video games, without television and cell phones? It’s hard to even fathom how people in this country would react. I don’t know how I would react.
   
   So, what I have said so far leads me to Mark’s Meanderings column. Mark, an Air Force Intelligence Officer who served two combat tours for Operation Iraqi Freedom, writes this month that freedom isn’t free. He also talks about a life change he is making to honor the lives of those who died serving their country. Read his column and see the opposite of “selfish.”
   
   FYI: We are now alternating between the book review and people on the plains, so this month we have the book review.
   
   On another subject, the weather has been all over the place. I was just reading a comment the other day from a Springs resident who said a few years ago, he didn’t even think of air conditioning for his car or his house. He said there was just a few days where he felt a little discomfort from the heat. Today, he said he didn’t think he could go without it. Be careful of the heat this summer — and please don’t leave your children or pets in the car during the summer months. For children, that’s year-round!
   
   Happy July 4 — and be safe!
   
   See you in August,
   
   - Michelle
  
Facebook print this page      


  © 2004-2021 The New Falcon Herald. All rights reserved. About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | News Stands | Privacy Policy