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Articles remind me of attending ballgame

A couple of weeks ago in the Progress, some of the articles reminded me of going to the ol’ ballgame.
The lead off hit by Bill Meldram with, “Are solar farms damaging our economy?” He was brave enough to express his thoughts in a forum where they count. That is courageous. More people should do that more often. Why they don’t should be thought about.
Next up, Roger Kenney, with a solid hit, “Don’t force your lifestyle on the rest of us.” The title is self- explanatory.
Next, editor Becky Long loads the bases with, “The perfect politician.” Perfect is dreaming, most us would be happy with honest.
Fred Jackson, the clean-up hitter, puts the ball over the wall, a grand slam: “Those who preach tolerance, should be tolerant.” He crosses home plate with, “ I fear liberals will never stop until the whole world is as perverted as they are.” That is unless Mt. Vesuvius erupts — amen.
Me, just a pinch hitter or maybe a relief pitcher.
When growing up in Clay County, the largest employer in the county was W.M. Ritter Lumber Company at which my dad worked several years. The mill was located where what is now the senior center and DeSoto Square Apartments. The mill whistle was loud and could be heard over the entire county. It blew at 6 and 8 a.m. and 12,1 and 5 p.m. every weekday. Someone had to pull the chain to blow that whistle.

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