B.J. DRYE COLUMN: Listen to your elders
It is times like these that I really wish my grandparents were still alive.
I would like to be able to ask them how they survived the 1918 flu, the Great Depression, two World Wars and other grand situations.
My dad was telling me a story of how during one epidemic, a candle in the window meant someone in that house had died of the illness.
It was people like Grandpa McLester who risked their lives and paid with pain the rest of his life to protect our freedoms during World War II.
He was asked to go to war, as many young people were, not knowing what they were going into or whether they would return.
President Trump has referred to himself as like a wartime president.
The different is that these men and women went to war.
People now are just being asked to stay at home on their couch and watch Netflix.
And they can’t even do that correctly.
I wish Robert D. Raiford, one of radio heroes, was here. I can hear him yelling, “STUPID.”
People are out sunbathing on the beaches of Florida or rollerblading in California, not caring about the welfare of others.
How selfish have we become that we can’t follow a simple request to social distance ourselves?
One of my friends from West Stanly is a nurse in another county, but she lives in Stanly.
She posted a message this week that I feel needs to be shared to a bigger audience.
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