Watching the coverage of Mitt Romney and his wife Ann makes one wonder what kind of people we have become.
Ann Romney has had breast cancer and is now battling multiple sclerosis. The Romneys discovered therapeutic horseback riding, which benefited her greatly. My own granddaughter who has cerebral palsy also went for riding as therapy, as have many others. I fail to see any humor in this.
Through this, Mrs. Romney got involved in riding dressage. One cable show host found riding for therapy a big joke and of course dressage only for the very rich.
I must have missed something. I'm sure I saw an article in the OBSERVER about 4-H girls who ride dressage.
I wonder if, God forbid, she had a seeing eye dog, would that too be up for ridicule?
Ann Romney comes across as a dignified, gracious woman. She would make a caring first lady, one with "class."
Ceremony not appreciated
The grandson of President Harry S. Truman was in Japan and laid a wreath for the victims at Hiroshima.
I was just wondering if he is going to lay a wreath for the Americans who were killed at Pearl Harobor by the navy of Japan. I was also wondering if he is going to lay a wreath for the Americans who were slaughtered at the Bataan Death March by the army of Japan and also was wondering if he was going to lay a wreath for the poor innocent men, women and children of the Philippines who were slaughtered by the army of Japan.
They were also responsible for the slaughter of innocent men, women and children in China, by the army of Japan. It's too bad the weather didn't destroy Japan at that time then we wouldn't have to drop the bomb.
How soon people forget that this country had to endure all of those hardships. Let us not forget what our people went through to save this world of ours. God bless America.
This year's fair disappoints
I am a fair goer to Dunkirk every year. This year, I was really upset about this fair. First, they raised the price $1, which is not bad, but then there was nothing there.
There were very few rides for adults and hardly any games that you could afford to play. Then you had to pay extra to see any shows.
Years ago you paid one price. That was really nice. There were all kinds of rides and you could see all of the shows. I will not continue to go to the fair if prices go up and the fair gets smaller every year. We need to look back at the fair years ago.
Different school of thought
Anyone care to explain this quote taken from an article in the paper on July 31?
"According to (Chautauqua County Fair Director David) Wilson, county fairs try to draw people from within 50 miles, but with Dunkirk, that population includes many fish from Lake Erie."
Laughter is still the best medicine.