To the editor:
On May 21, Mr. Crabtree wrote a letter to the Public Forum titled “Have-nots hurting.” I’ve read it several times and don’t understand what is a have and a have-not?
Is it just money? Is it your health? Is it your family? Is it a roof over your head? Is it food in the refrigerator? Is it the job you have?
I don’t have a million dollars in the bank. I do have my health. I have a wife of 36 years, three children and four grandchildren. I have a home that we saved several years to buy. I have food in my refrigerator. I have a job that I work hard at.
Am I a have or a have-not?
I know several young families that have much less (in the bank) than me, and I wouldn’t in my wildest dreams consider calling them have-nots. They are young people that wake up every morning trying to better themselves and their family and are willing to work hard for it.