By Glenn Ells
The yard sale conducted by Leta and I at the Sheffield Mills Harvest Fair was great fun. We moved about half of the assortment, which was better than we expected. I’d like to thank the people who dropped by for a visit and some of you found items to take home that made the visits really worthwhile.
We even sold two copies of Second Chance, my second book - which got better reviews, but hasn’t moved like the first book did. I guess the recession and electronic readers caused the difference. I’m forced to keep telling myself that books keep better than the vegetables I used to grow. There is no odour coming from my basement where the books are stored, but vegetables kept down there over a year would be making their presence known big time.
Now that the provincial election has been called, I have to be careful about complaints or kudos to the government that would spoil my “unbiased” reputation. I was thinking about nothing that the election was called on Saturday and on Monday morning the patching crew did some work on our road, but this was only a coincidence so I won’t mention it.
Seriously, we have three very presentable candidates in Kings North and good case could be made for voting for each of them. It will be interesting to see how the campaign develops. I don’t bet, even on “sure things,” and I don’t consider the outcome of this election a sure thing. The main thing we all have to keep in mind is to think about it and cast a vote. The popular opinion is that “my vote won’t make any difference.” This is not true and there have been results with one vote difference between the winner and the loser in the past.
If you don’t vote, you really don’t have the same moral right to react as you would having voted.
The fact that you votes gives you the ability to criticize or be part of government actions that you disagree or agree with. If you don’t vote, you really don’t have the same moral right to react as you would having voted.
There are many stories that we have all heard about campaign happenings. The guy speaking to a group of farmers and an auction standing on a manure spreader and saying how pleased he was to speak from his opponent’s platform is old stuff and there are many more like it. Hopefully the electronic age will give writes like me some more material.