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Letter to the Editor: All of us are having financial problems


I would like to comment on the article in your Dec. 1, 2012 edition by Roger Barbee titled "Choose between lottery or lettuce." I am sorry the Volunteer Farms are having problems, but all of us are. I used to love to give to worthy organizations, but now the fundraising items just have to go in the trash.

Mr. Barbee, probably most of us play the lottery in hopes of winning money to pay for $751 per month health insurance, doctors' and dentists' office visits, and much needed medicines. Oh, by the way, did I mention gas, food, truck insurance, etc.? Mr. Barbee, stop being critical of us lottery players hoping to be one of the lucky ones to "hit it rich," or maybe in most cases to make life livable.

By the way, Virginia Lottery, my pickup truck is 16 years old with 183,000 miles on it, my life savings has long been gone and the very nice profit sharing I received from my previous employer set back for retirement is gone.

Does anyone have any lettuce for my egg sandwich?

Gary Stephens, Fort Valley


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