Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 04/20/2014

Rarely a choice

In a democracy I always assumed that when you went to vote there would be a choice between at least two parties. Since I moved up here there has rarely been a choice, with only one party represented.

I cannot believe there are not enough people to run against each other in our mainly two-party system. Please, let’s try to correct this.

By the way, I am an independent voter, not any party member.

Paula Hartmann

Traverse City


Enjoy the ride

Americans are living longer. Deciding what to do with all of the extra years of life is usually on the back burner. Allow me to tell you a story spanning 51 years.

One day, a very long time ago, I arrived home from work. My wife and a lady friend were sitting on the couch. They were giggling and obviously had been talking.

My then young wife looked sweetly at me and said, “We have been talking about you. It is time for you to make a career change, and we think that you should go into real estate, since you like to talk so much!” Thirty four years later I retired from real estate.

Later on my wife also suggested that I get some hobbies, and here I am today wondering how I ever had time to work for a living when there is so much fun stuff to do.

If you are a young man reading this letter, your marriage will be much easier if you just accept the fact that women are a whole lot smarter than men. Fight the battles that you can win, and male dominance is not one of them. Enjoy the ride.

William E. Scott

Traverse City

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