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Due to time required to edit, print, assemble and mail the newsletter, we have found it necessary to revise the deadline for articles to be included in the newsletter. The deadline will now be on the 25th of the month at midnight, for inclusion.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Editor
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Annual dues should now be paid to the Treasurer.
Make $ 35.00 check payable to the Dillard-Judd Camp 1828.
Please remit to Mr. Walter Anderson the appropriate
amount, $ 35.00 for annual members and $ 15.00 for Life-members.
~~ WITH DEEPEST REGRETS ~~
Today we mourn the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life but died in the United States from heart failure as the new millennium unfolded. No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes, and factories helping folks get jobs done without fanfare. For decades, petty rules, silly laws, and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies
(don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the
adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second.
But his health declined when he became infected with the "If-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it"
Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten
Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals
received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their
noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports. Finally,
when a woman, too stupid to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was
hot, was awarded a huge settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers: My Rights, and Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.