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Lake Stevens Journal August 24, 2011 ' ' Page5 “Em FROM PAGE 4 Over-the—Hill gang stare into space with a faraway look in their eye. They are trying to find something to complain about. There is a little secrethere about the complaining aspect. If I do not remember complaining about something yesterday, I am fully entitled to complain about it today This, also, may explain why so many people in this membership complain about the same thing every day. The second rule has to do with matters of health. In order to be apart of the Over the-Hill gang, a member must become proficient in medical sounding terms and words. I use the word “sounding,” because they do not have to be real medical terms or words; all they have to do is sound like medical terms and words. This is also a reason why many of the members mumble a lot. Everyday must find something wrong about my health. If I do 'not have anything wrong with my health, I need to make something up. ' “How are you feeling today, lake?” “I’m not quite sure," Jake responds, “the day’s early and there’s plenty of time for things to go wrong." Personally, I really do not like talking about health issues. For one reason, I do not have any health issues to talk about. There is a question about my being sound in mind but there is no question about my being sound in body. Actually, my body makes more sounds then I am comfortable with, especially in public. I have no health issues to complain about when I am in public. If I suspect someone to be part of the Over-the-Hill gang, I avoid him or her like the plague. I know as soon as I say hello, that will open the floodgates ’ for complaining about health issues. What I hate the most is when somebody goes into great detail in explaining his or her health problems. I’m not a doctor. Some things should be kept between the patient and his or her doctor. If another old person, and I say this most respectfully, tells me their surgery was worse than anything their doctor had ever seen in his life, I’m going to start complaining for real. To take at face value what some of these old people say, we have some pretty inexperienced doctors in this country. Another membership due is the constant referring to the “good old days.” I am at the age now when I remember those “good old days” being referenced. The only good thing about those days is the fact that they are gone. I thinkwhen you get old a person’s memory filters out negative things and all you can remember is how wonderful those good old days were. The fact being, they were not wonderful then and they are not wonderful now and the only pleasure I. get in their regard is the fact that they are long gone. I was at the point of tearing up my mem- bership application to the Over-the-Hill gang when a certain incident happened. I was walking into a store to get something and I must have looked a little absent- minded to the public. I probably was thinking of what I was going to get and if I 'had enough money to get it. Whatever the case, as I reached for the door, it suddenly opened and a very cheerful voice said, “Here, Sir, let me help you with the door.” A very lovely young Woman stbod there holding the door open for Yours Truly. She smiled so sweetly at me and I thanked her and immediately pulled out my application for the Over-the—Hill gang and filled it out. This getting older is going to be great fun. As the Bible says,” The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of . righteousness" (Proverbs 16:31 KIV). I am now proud to be a full—fledged member of the Over-the-Hill gang. The Rev. fumes L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 71 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 72. He lives with his wife, Martha, in SiluerSpringsShores. Call him at 352-68 7—4240 or e—mailjamessnyder2@att. net. The church web site is www. whatafel- lowship.c0m. Resident and four legged friend enter to Win dream dog park JOURNAL STAFF Local resident Brienne Frazee and her four-legged friend Bailie are finalists in the Beneful® Dream Dog Park Contest. Frazee and Bailie are one of 15 finalists entered to win a $500,000 makeover for a Lake Stevens area dog park. The grand prize winner will also receive a one year supply of Beneful dog food and $10,000. When asked “if you had $500,000 to cre- ate a dream dog park for you and your best buddy, what would you do?” Frazee said “An outing to our ultimate park would be like a day trip to the faif." You can vote for Frazee and Bailie at BEhEfiIIDre‘ "a'mD‘ OgParlcconffr’“‘”‘“"“ ‘ may. ’ _. c ‘b dPh “snenaerr‘a‘ze‘e and‘her dog Bailie. °""' ”‘° °’° With over 14 years experience fabricating dentures and partials, we are now pleased to announce our denturist status and our ability to work directly with you, the public. 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