Updated on Wednesday:
“Neighbors” was a topic that slipped into our
Sunday School discussion this week.
One member was telling about spreading lime on his
farm and his neighbors showed up to help. Another member had the same
experience when liming his land. This led to other stories. Another
member has a neighbor who is a nurse, and when she suffered a leg
injury, the neighbor gave her a lesson in changing the bandage--and
called the next day to make sure there were no signs of infection.
Others talked about food and supplies brought in for a funeral,
remembering small necessities like ice, popsicles for grandchildren, and
plenty of pizza.
We also have community neighborly acts of caring.
Those who make a trip to the emergency room of our hospital and receive
a call the next day to make sure there was no recurrence of the problem.
When newcomers visit our churches, they are welcomed with friendly
questions. Some might say it is being “nosey,” but in Calhoun, it is
because they want to make you a part of their lives, not tomorrow, but
now! Have you noticed the friendly waves sent your way when traveling on
This reminds me of a story about sea turtles. Most
people believe that the individual hatchlings emerge from their shells
and dig their separate ways up to the surface through the heavy layer of
sand that forms the roof of the nest, but this is not true. The first
young do not start digging at once; they wait until some of their nest
mates hatch, and begin working together. Some scratch down the ceiling,
some undercut the walls, some trample and compress the sand that filters
down from above. Thus, the ceiling falls, the floor rises, and the
roomful of cooperating hatchlings are carried toward the surface.
I wondered, “What would the turtles do without one
another? What would Calhouners do without the comfort of being
together?” Just as in our Sunday School class, we remember that this is
one of the benefits of living here.
Spring is coming with a multitude of fund raisers
in all sections of the county. There are those that benefit persons who
need help with medical expenses, and others that benefit community
centers, schools and other organizations.
We are not just 354ers or 655ers. We are Calhoun
County and we care about our neighbors.
Grantsville Police Dept. will host Safety Awareness
Day on Saturday, Apr. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., to help our young people
understand how to be good citizens in their own neighborhood.
This Week's Editorial:By Helen Morris:
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