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1/14/2018 12:01:00 AM
Think About This
Written January 4, 2018

Judge Rembert
Guest Columnist


Your Grandchild needs a ride...
A ride to their dentist office...
Child has been going there for years...
Child is in the 9th grade...

This should be a piece a cake...
They can tell you how to get there...
You do not need directions...
Small town...
Piece a cake...



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Day arrives...
Pick up child...
“Ok tell me how to get there”...
Answer, “I don't know how”...
“How is that possible?”...
“I do not know how to get there”...

Call parent and get directions...
As the grandparent drove...
The question was soon answered...
The child never took their eyes...
Eyes off their phone...
At no time did the child look...
Look at anything around them...

What have we done to our children...
Where will this end...
What damage have we done to them...
Look around folks...
What do you see ...
The Grandchildren you love...
What are they doing...
What are we stealing from them...

Just a thought today...
A thought for you to wonder about...
Thank God I did not have an Iphone...
An Iphone when I was a child...
I found the dentist office...

---More About Judge Rembert: WWII made Judge an only child when her half-brother was killed in the war. She lived in a tiny town in South Carolina until she was eight and her Mother went to work. She was sent to a boarding school in Belmont, N.C. From that time on she has lived back and forth in the two Carolinas. They are both home. She was born dyslexic and did not know what the problem was or that it had a name until she was about 45. She was unable to spell so she never put words on paper until she was 65 and had a computer with spell check. She comes from a long line of story tellers and a Mother that taught her much by telling stories. Stories about people and how they faced life and how they dealt with problems. If you read what she writes you may hear her Mother and her Grandmother talking to her. She is thrilled to know that anyone reads her words and finds them interesting. Oh, she is 75 now and she now makes her home in Aiken, S.C. If you like Judge’s writings or would like to comment on them let her know by emailing judgerembert@bellsouth.net.


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