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Happy Birthday America!

By Elaine Slater Reese - Spring Green, Wi.

I always send you the RAH-RAH - I am so proud of you greetings! Not so this year! You are made of us - the millionaires, the homeless, the educated and some who aren't.

Of course, most of us are upset with those we have sent to Washington to represent our views. How many of them have ever had to worry about paying their heat or medical bills or feeding their families? I don't think many of them are going to change.

Change can only happen if each of us helps someone in need - if we show respect - if we follow the laws. That means every one of us needs to make some changes in our daily lives. We can do it if we decide we are going to.

These are critical times not only in America, but the world. There are still those of us who believe that prayer is the most important thing we can do for you.

So, Dear America, I do wish you a Happy Birthday. My gift to you is to promise to daily pray for you and to treat each one I am in contact with the same way I would like to be treated. (The Golden Rule again.) I ask the rest of your people to do the same.


Elaine Reese is a freelance writer who grew up in Hancock County, Illinois and considers that home even though she has now lived in Spring Green, Wisconsin for over 20 years. She says "The Quill" always keeps her updated.