Eventful weekends are good and bad

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2003

We wish we could say it was an uneventful Thanksgiving holiday, but the sad truth is, it wasn't.

Statewide, 14 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. Unfortunately, some of those fatalities happened in Covington County.

However, we can always look deep and find something positive - and that is that the number of fatalities was fewer than the predicted 16.

It is also sad that there was a family burned out of their home Saturday night. At this time of year, it can be extremely difficult, but again, look deep enough and we can find something positive. At least no one was injured or killed.

Also, looking at the Thanksgiving holiday's "Click-it or Ticket" program - we can say it was an eventful weekend for area law enforcement.

We only wish it wasn't as eventful on that front.

But, we must stay positive and look to the bright side of life.

We are proud to say that it was an eventful weekend for area businesses though.

With businesses across the county reporting higher sales figures than last Christmas, we delight in the fact that more people seem to be "shopping at home."

We took a little informal survey around the office, asking the question, "What do you absolutely have to leave town to purchase?"

The answers surprised us a little.

OK, a lot.

Believe it or not, we really had a hard time thinking of specific items that could not be found in Covington County.

Of course, there were a few "names" that can't be found, but that's pretty much it.

Very few items can't be found locally.

And that's why it's so encouraging to us that this holiday season could be the best one Covington County's seen in quite some time.

Yes, the holidays are here, and for the good and bad, it is an eventful time. We just encourage those who can truly make a difference - and that's all of us - to make sure all of our eventful weekends are full of joy, and not sorrow.