Changing times cited

To the Journal editor:

Some time ago, I wrote about the change of seasons. So how about the change of times? I have written about the so-called good old days and I believe they were compared to the times we are living in now.

First, Marquette was a nice, small town with people who, for the most part, cared about one another. Also, a much slower paced life. One car per family. We were content with the little things in life — a small home, some good garden grown food, wild berries to pick and most of all the beauty of God’s creation our wood areas.

Outdoor ice rinks, simple ski hills and not a lot of people or 24-hour stores open. Sundays was for thanking the Lord. Most went to church to give thanks to the Lord for our best gift Jesus our savior to show us the way. Peace, love and be grateful for his love and many gifts of family friends that cared for each other. Now, it’s on the go, 24 hours days, fast traffic. I almost got killed a few times already being passed on no passing lanes by vehicles going 80 mph. Big hurry. Many have no respect for each other. Go to Presque Isle cars, cars, cars along the lake. Big buildings, can’t see Lake Superior.

On it goes. Lucky, one can get in your car and drive out in the country, see the beauty of nature. So for me, it’s one day at a time and as always I have the Lord with me. The peace that passes all understanding and most of all the joy of someday being in the place I call a much better home: “Heaven,” even better than the old days on this earth.

As a U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, I just hope people will remember the freedom we have. It may be gone the way the times are changing.

God’s peace to all.


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