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Sound Off for Nov. 8: Stop playing the national anthem before sporting events

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, center kneeling, and safety Eric Reid right kneeling, kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, center kneeling, and safety Eric Reid right kneeling, kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. AP

Again?

Do you ever get that feeling of deja vu?

Do not ban!

Do not ban trick-or-treating! We live in the Sunkist area of Biloxi and had over 100 trick-or-treaters. They were enjoying themselves and we enjoyed having them. All got enjoyable memories.

No NFL!

Make a statement — boycott the NFL over the upcoming Veterans Day weekend.

Simple solution

For those still talking about the NFL players taking a knee, I have a wonderful idea. Let’s stop playing the national anthem before sporting events. It has nothing to do with sports. Stop playing it; problem solved.

Not appealing

I begin to wonder when I smell something bad at the drive thru.

What matters

When everyone is out shopping for the right gift please remember: The best things in life aren’t things. Love, kindness, a hug, a sunset, the shimmering Gulf waters, our Mississippi giant old oak trees, a sweet smile, children’s laughter, birds singing, church bells ringing, a helping hand, those are the true gifts that last forever.

Stay positive

I read a book many years ago, how to be positive in a negative world. It applies so much today. We live in a society of everyone’s rights and everyone’s feelings. We tiptoe around, trying not to step on anyone’s toes. Stay positive, and don’t live in the past

Why not?

We had basketball goal on the street in the little town of Troup, Texas, when our kids were young. It attracted all the neighborhood children, and was fun to watch them. What’s not to like? Certainly preferable to having them stare at their cellphones all day.

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