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To the Editor:
After having a difficult conversation with my grandson, Jacob, I feel I need to share my thoughts. Jacob, age 6, asked if I was coming to his football game. Most games for the season had been on Saturdays or Sunday after 1 p.m., no problem. Jacob said the game was on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Now what - my grandson’s game or my regular Sunday church service? Why do grandparents (or parents) have to make that choice?

Years ago that was never a problem. Sunday mornings were a time for families to attend church together for worship. But as the years went by games started earlier and earlier. If there are other grandparents (or parents) who have the same concern, write a letter too so our sports organizations will hear and push the times for games to after 1 p.m. on Sundays, so we can be a part of this exciting time in our grandchildren (or children’s) lives and honor our creator.
By the way, Grandma’s answer, “Love ya, Jacob, but Grandma can’t be there. Do your best and tell me all about it afterwards.” But it’s not the same as being there.

Nancy Whitmore


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