How far we have come as a community, as a country and as a world community in those 125 years.
With the removal of funding for the agency that serves the mentally disabled, the question we have going forward is “How can we advance this segment of our population in the 21st century?” We also have to think about the possibility that not funding an agency, or losing it entirely, is going to be a step backward for an entire segment of our population.
In this season in particular, we have to remember the words of Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”: “God bless us every one.”
For us to really live united, it’s our responsibility as a member of our community to carry the spirit of Christmas forward every day — to the people who need it most. That’s taking “living united” to a higher level. And isn’t that what Christmas should bring out in all of us?
LSH started because of us.
Some have times with families. Some have churches who will pick them up for services. Some are fortunate to have someone who volunteers to take them somewhere.
Some have no one.
Dave Kitchell is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at email@example.com.