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More positivity needed during these tough times

Posted on May 5, 2021 by Taber Times

In response to April 28 “Opinion”

Dear Editor:

Thank you for being more positive. You say, “When life throws a curveball, or gives us lemons, not only do we make lemonade, we also tend to persevere in times of turmoil and unrest.” Amen to that.

Then MP Shields reports on the crying of his constituents. Yes, our elected lawgivers make difficult decisions we are not all happy with, but COVID-19 is a serious health threat — and we all need to do our best to help contain it, and the virus is certainly very difficult, especially for those who are not mobile. But what is the alternative?
I’ve lived in and around this awesome community for 70 years, and yes I am concerned about the direction of our country, as the overbearing government — the large corporate world we have created.

In our town, we had so many ma and pa shops we lost. But on the positive side, we still have choices, and please don’t ever allow them to disappear. Choice where to shop for grocery, pharmacy, service stations and others. A choice of the place of worship, choice where we send our children to school. We have awesome health care, Clearview Senior care, Linden View, the Taber Women’s Shelter and the Taber Food Bank — to name some of them.

We have choices to support some or all of them. Don’t ever allow those choices to be taken away from you. In my life time — 1940 to 1945 — those choices were taken away from us and it was not pretty.

Yes, COVID-19 is a sad lemon, but let’s make lemonade, sweetened with a little Taber sugar. Then it doesn’t taste all that bad. Just hang onto the freedom of all those choices.  
Hans Visser

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