To the Editor
April 15, 2014
Taking in the homeless is an act of kindness
I am writing about Tent City 4 at my church, Faith Methodist Church.
We are doing a good thing, and for all the people that are complaining, they are complaining about an act of kindness.
The homeless people need help, and I’m proud our church is taking in Tent City 4.
Lily Pearse, age 9
Thank you, unnamed couple, for paying our restaurant bill
On April 6, my family received a random act of kindness from a couple at the Issaquah Brew House.
We went there for lunch. We have little money to spare these days with my son and husband being unemployed, and rarely get to go out to eat, so this was a treat for us. There were five of us, myself, my son and his girlfriend and her mother, and my other son in his wheelchair.
Positioning a wheelchair in a restaurant is always a challenge, especially when it is busy and all the tables are taken. We were trying to make a booth work for us. We are used to encountering such problems and as we all worked together, humorously, to solve them, the couple across from our booth was friendly and seemed to enjoy our interactions.
We felt welcomed right away, and even though we were taking up more space than was ours. They were so sweet and fun, and even offered to share their booth. That, in itself, is a true act of kindness. After we finished our lunch, our waitress cleared our plates and informed us that the couple had paid our bill. Shocked, surprised and thrilled, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
We wanted to say thank you to that couple for their act of kindness. The waitress did not know their names, but said they go there once in while. I hope this thank you does get to you, so you know how much it was appreciated. But also I hope those of you who have done any random act of kindness consider this a thank you for your generosity.
We intend to continue this by also giving an act of kindness to someone else when we can.
The numbers don’t really add up
Prior to the passage of ObamaCare, without a GOP vote, the Democrats were expounding that 47 million people were without healthcare, so ObamaCare was the solution. After President Obama signed the ObamaCare bill, some 4.2 million people had their health care plans cancelled. So now, there are 51.2 million people without healthcare.
Now, the Democrats are hailing the success of ObamaCare because they say that 7.5 million have signed up with ObamaCare.
However, using the Democrat numbers, 51.2 million without health care and subtract 7.5 million that is said to have signed up for ObamaCare, leaves 43.7 million still without health care.
So, thanks to all the folks who voted for the Democrats, we have people in Washington, D.C., who have flunked math.