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Sound Off for January 3: Acts of kindness are still appreciated. Thanks, Jessie!

Jeremy Byrd of Moss Point loads groceries in his vehicle. A Sound Off reader wanted to thank another man for helping with groceries in the cold weather.
Jeremy Byrd of Moss Point loads groceries in his vehicle. A Sound Off reader wanted to thank another man for helping with groceries in the cold weather. Sun Herald File

Funny stuff

I have just reread Dave Barry’s 2017 that was in Sunday’s paper. I am laughing just as hard for the second time. I have never read anything as funny as this article. It is a must-read. If you like our current president, however, you might not enjoy it as much as I did.

Paging Al Gore!

Early morning temperatures in the mid-to-low 20s all week. Great heavens to Betsy! Where’s Al Gore when we need him?

Change needed

What did Clemson do to earn a spot in the Top 4 besides beat Citadel? College football really needs a new way of creating competitive schedules if they’re going to have playoffs.

Get out more

Regarding where to park: community center vs. library, with all of the video games and telephones for kids nowadays a little walking carrying some books may be the only exercise children get nowadays. Has anyone else noticed how empty their neighborhoods are now days the kids stay inside addicted to their games with very few outside? It’s a shame the parents allow this.

Thanks, Jessie!

I walked out of the grocery store today and got to my car. A truck pulled up beside my car and parked. Two guys got out, and as I was looking for my keys (in the cold wind) the young man that was in the truck came back and asked if he could help me. I said that I was OK, and he said, “You don’t need to be standing in this cold wind.” I opened my truck and he started putting the groceries in the trunk of my car and said, “You can get in the car.” I told him that I wanted to pay him something. He said, “No, you keep that money.” I ask if he worked for the store and he said no. I ask his name and he said Jessie. I thanked him and got in the car. What a wonderful young man. You don’t see that too often. Thank you, Jessie.

Stop it!

It is time for Jackson County to consider the regulation of the personal use of large fireworks. As I sat in my living room New Year’s night trying to enjoy the Rose Bowl before the Sugar Bowl, large and very loud fireworks began to explode over my house, fired from one street over in Gulf Hills. Then the sound of shell fragments landing on my roof and rolling down the roof became evident, clearly heard even with the TV on for the game, fragments which turned out to still be glowing ember shell fragments when investigated. These large and powerful fireworks may be safe when fired over the Mississippi Sound, but not in residential communities over homes and wooded areas with dry leaves about.

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