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Advice to a young man & A couple of things Im not so sure about


Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

I will begin by telling you that I am seventy-five years of age and that I am a recovering workaholic. I have been in a recovery program for the last fifty five years. I want you to understand that it is not easy for me to talk about my addiction but I do believe that every young person should be advised of the dangers and possible addiction of working.

No matter how attractive the work may appear to be, it must be avoided and the best way to do that is by not going anywhere near it. There are those that will tell you that hard work never hurt anyone; DONT YOU LISTEN TO THEM! It has been my experience that the panderers of hard work have never done any of it themselves.

Now those of us that are in a recovery program realize that there is no cure for workaholism and that the slightest bit of toil could bring on a total collapse. We will always be what we are and we must accept our lot. If and when work should come our way, we must stand aside and let it pass. It is not for us to do or die and we shall never work while we whistle.

We must realize that while others may do their daily tasks, we must be content with our lot and let them have their fun; for we dare not. Let me leave you with my personal credo: I will never sit when I can lie down and when I go through a revolving door, I let the person ahead of me do the pushing.

A couple of things Im not so sure about


Much is being said these days about the quality of life versus the length of life. Apparently, it is not how long one lives but how well one lives. Does living well mean that I should go out and see how much fun that I can have? Well, considering the cost of fun today, I couldnt afford it. Aside from that, even if I could afford it, my wife wouldnt let me.

From what they tell me, quality of life means that I should get up in the morning with the thought that today might be my last day on Earth. If that be the case, why get out of bed? I think that what they are trying to tell me is that I should quit sitting around the Elks Club playing cards and go out into the world and do good works and deeds. Well do I want to spend the rest of my life being a do-gooder? How many years are there in a normal life span? If there are sixty to seventy, Im in trouble. If its seventy to eighty, its back to the Elks Club for me. Who would want to live to be a hundred, some people ask? Well, if they really .....
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Hoffman Stables

Journal Profile # 80

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Name: John Goutcher
Home: Preston
Age: 60
Profession: Retired High School Educator/Administrator
Family: Wife Shirley, Son
Jeff, Daughter Jennifer
Personal Hero: Moses, he took a large grou ..... 
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Pumpkin Dessert

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Batter:
1 pkg. yellow cake mix (Reserve 1 cup for topping)
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
Mix well. Grease bottom of 9x13 pan and spread batter in pan.
Filling:
1-1lb. can pumpkin
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs ..... 
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10/23/00

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Max, Maxxximum, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot

Monday, October 23, 2000

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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To the Editor,

I would like to commend the Journal for continuing the Beyond Today column. You have presented these young writers with a wonderful opportunity.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our youth and for putti ..... 
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Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr.

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr., 98, formerly of the Mabel and Burr Oak areas, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at the Harmony Health Care Center where he had resided seven years.

He was born June 21, 1902, in Henrytown and attended school there. On ..... 
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Mildred S. Livingood

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Mildred S. Livingood, 94, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

Mildred S. Johnson was born March 31, 1906 at Amherst, Fillmore County, grew up and attended school in Fillmore County. In ..... 
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Jayne Ilene Gossman

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Jayne Ilene Gossman, 69, of Preston, died September 20, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Granger, MN.

Jayne Finstad was born March 27, 1931 in Sunburg, MN, the daughter of Richard and Marina (Swenson) Finstad. She grew up in the area and a ..... 
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Howard Shipton

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Howard Shipton, 83, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Spring Valley, died August 17, 2000.

He was born August 29, 1916, near Spring Valley. After a medical discharge from the Army, he trained at Austin Technical School to become a machinist. He lived ..... 
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