It is definitely a mixed bag of unexplainable phenomena that defines my personal heritage. I can illustrate the concoction of events and decisions that make up my heritage by relating comments made 14 years ago by an array of individuals who knew me quite well, but did not know each other. These friends were visiting me in the hospital over the course of several days after I had been moved from Intensive Care to a regular room.
Dementia and Alzheimer's are hard to understand, especially to family members of someone with the disease. It's hard to comprehend what a person is going through who is suffering from the disease. My family has had a few members to be diagnosed with both dementia and Alzheimers. It was a confusing and stressful time. I know as my grandmother battled some dementia in the past few years, I wondered what exactly was going on in her head. I wondered what caused her confusion and irritation.
As we head into what should be one of the nation's most joyous holidays, July 4th, we do so on the heels of a whirlwind of events and attitudes that make some think our amazing republic is coming apart at the seams. It seems no one person or party has someone willing to stand up and tell us how to keep our great nation great. But it is just as well, for our electorate is highly unlikely to vote for someone willing to tell us what we need to hear as opposed to what we want to hear.
Dear editor: The debate continues to rage over the splitting of the Nash-Rocky Mount School District. What appears to be missing in the debate is how the state of North Carolina is organized!!! North Carolina like all other states in the United States is organized in a county/parish system.
SIDEWALK REPAIR -- This photo originally published in The Graphic on October 27, 1981. Nashville Public Works Director Harold Pittman was photographed pointing to the damaged sidewalk anticipating a sidewalk improvement program to begin.
ANIMALS vs HUMANS? As I was catching up on my postings to our Facebook page, I came across the letter to the Editor about Animal Rights over Human Rights, where a dog bit a child in Rocky Mount. Others were criticizing an Animal Control officer because it looked like he was dragging the dog to his truck. The dog is fighting against the restraint, as many will do because it scares them. It is a slip lead, one that just happens to have a pole between the dog and the handler. A catch pole.