Letters to the Editor

The good, old-time Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Despite the high crime rate; despite the high-level of fear; despite the many road fatalities; despite the sadness of times, the unhappiness, the weeping, wailing and mourning; and despite the great lack of love in our today's world, we still celebrate Christmas. However, Christmas in these last days cannot be compared to the Christmases of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

In days gone by Christmas was like a taste of Heaven, and happiness was at its greatest peak. And we were feeling like we were in land that overflows with milk and honey.

Oh, boy, we would so love to go back to the good, old-time days of Christmas, instead of simply remembering it.

And one of the things that make nowadays Christmases so unlike the past is that the good, original Christmas songs are seldom being played. We are not even hearing the one that goes like this: “Ten days left for Christmas shopping, we only have 10 days more.” Long time I haven't heard it. We are hearing more reggae music that does not fit or match the Christmas season.

However, it's hard to have a good, merry and happy Christmas when the crime rate and the death rate are higher than the highest mountain, or deeper than the deepest sea.

By the way, which is the deepest sea? The Red Sea, the Black Sea or the Dead Sea?

Donald J McKoy


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