The Norman Transcript

Letters

November 16, 2013

When it comes to moderation, let your conscience be your guide

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

Did you ever ask yourself, if I could choose how long I could live what would be my choice? Now you know and I know only the good lord calls those shots. My father lived to be 95 and my mother is still living at 93, God bless them both.

Dad’s last five years on this earth he started every morning with half a beef frank and a bowl of oatmeal, it worked for him. I hope I can live that long, but only with sound mind and some quality of life, if not let me push up those daisies. Now my doctor says my eating habits are terrible and I must agree, but when I was a kid I couldn’t afford a cheeseburger. Now that I can afford one they say I am too old to eat it.

We went over my health chart and I felt like I might die before I reached the parking lot. He did admit some of my problems might be my age. I realize the doctor’s job is to extend your life as long as possible. That’s good, but if I have to be miserable the rest of my life, let’s re-evaluate this problem. Our government is trying to do away with all trans fats and that’s good for people on a diet because everything that is healthy tastes like cardboard.

Cook a big pot of pinto beans without that big ham hock, my dog wouldn’t even eat them. My popcorn at the movies had five flavors of salt all the butter one can imagine it costs $5. Mmm good. That large soda, I call it my diabetes drink. It costs as much as Lipitor or Crestor or whatever. I say if you’re going to pay for it, eat it, but in moderation. My definition of moderation is let your conscience be your guide.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
  • Help better than commentary

    For the last seven years, I have helped run Hands Helping Paws, an animal welfare and rescue group that fosters Norman’s abandoned animals and advocates for spay and neuter initiatives to reduce our community’s problems with stray and ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Stick to the sports

    Editor, The Transcript: Why must we, especially us nice conservatives, be subjected to political commentary in a sports column? I hear/view Fox News routinely and find their coverage quite acceptable. I also hear/view CNN and MSNBC. I ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Corporation Commission should should evaluate quakes, fracturing

    Editor, The Transcript: Is your house at risk of being damaged in an earthquake because of fracking? Maybe. We’ve seen more earthquakes and tremors in Oklahoma seven months into 2014 than in the two previous years combined. At the same ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Norman can stop fracking before it escalates

    Editor, The Transcript: There are 163 fracked wells within Norman city limits. With growing attention to health and safety concerns, the city is considering changes to the existing oil and gas ordinance....

    July 27, 2014

  • We should be offended by things that matter

    Editor, The Transcript: I’m offended. Why you say? I live in the USA, in Norman — a great town. What could possibly offend me? I’ll tell you. It’s people that are offended by the most meaningless things (what to call an evergreen tree in ...

    July 27, 2014

  • James Garner will be missed

    Editor, The Transcript: Norman native son James Garner was a fine actor on stage, screen and television. I enjoyed the “Maverick” TV series and, in particular, the 1959 episode “The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill” in which the very popular ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Change some lines

    Editor, The Transcript: Looking at how our elected Republican friends are reacting to the refugee children crossing the border and now being housed in Lawton, I have a suggestion. Let’s edit the Christian Bible in several places to reflect ...

    July 21, 2014

  • New health care system demonized

    To the Editor: In October 2013, soon after we were asked to take over management responsibilities at our family business, we were visited by the company’s health insurance agent. She explained that a decision needed to be made regarding ...

    July 21, 2014

  • The longer the wait, the higher the cost

    Editor, The Transcript: Thanks for the great article of July 3 on the Norman chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby group that recently went to D.C. as citizen lobbyists, working to get a revenue-neutral carbon pollution fee, refunded in ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Natural beauty makes way for parking

    Editor, The Transcript: In support and response to an editorial in The Transcript on June 28 by Pam McIntosh, I am writing this article. In the early ‘70s, many years ago, I lived in what was known as the Sooner Mobile Home Park on South ...

    July 20, 2014