Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

During the subzero nights and days, I stayed indoors and thought about Luverne, its people, government, businesses and education. Here are some of my thoughts as said by others:

Fitness centers: Exercise? I thought you said extra fries. (Sign in a café)

Coffee shops: A coffee a day keeps the grumpy away. (restaurant sign)

Take 16: He was a wise man who invented beer. (Socrates)

Financial advisers: Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and buy it till it goes up and then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it. (Will Rogers)

Car dealers: I’ve always been asked what is my favorite car and I’ve always said the next one. (Caroll Shelby)

Electric companies: I may be an electrician but I can’t fix stupid. (T-shirt saying)

Plumbers: My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem. (Colin Furth)

Politicians: The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. (Aristotle)

Educators: If you plan for a year, plant rice. For ten years, plant trees. For 100 years educate the people. (Chinese proverb)

Religious leaders: When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. (Ghandi)

Parents: Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. (Aristotle) ... My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it. (Clarence Kelland)

Other cities: The secret of getting ahead is getting started. (Mark Twain)

Luverne citizens: A great city is not to be confounded by a populous one. (Aristotle)

I’m hoping spring arrives soon so my thoughts are worthwhile. Yes, I am trying to get a life.

Bill Preuss



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