We always say, “Never judge a book by it’s cover.” The Bible tells us to “judge rightly.” That means you have to look past the surface, turn a few pages and check a thing out before you declare it good or bad. That’s what today’s Throwback Thursday piece is all about. Enjoy!

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I’m not crazy. I’m not lazy or shiftless. I’m old and retired. I know today’s date, the name of the president.  I can hold an intelligent conversation with anyone, from the guys at the barbershop to the officials at City Hall.  I do it all the time. I don’t have any children. I was married once. I watched my wife die. Cancer took her and left me here, alone. She and I got to enjoy a few of our retired years together before she got sick. We travelled a little. We never ran out of things to talk about. I miss her. I still talk to her when I feel lonely.

I collect a small pension and social security check. I spend most of my time at the library, or sometimes I go to the movies.  When I’m not reading or watching movies, I walk through the city.  I…

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