The beginning of a new year is normally associated with resolutions. This year instead of asking for resolutions, we requested our readers share their New Year’s wishes. Below are the many inspiring responses we received.
This year I really want to restore America to the country I grew up in.
New Cumberland, W. Va.
This year I really want to be more serious about losing weight; my goal is 50 pounds.
This year, I really want to take a true vacation — away from home doing something in a warm, sunny place!
North Lima, Ohio
This year, I want to do a multi-day hike on the Appalachian Trail.
Susan Crowell, Editor
Farm and Dairy
This year I would like to get better and stay that way, see the grandchildren more and hopefully travel a little.
This year I really want to actually make money milking cows!!
This year I really want to make each day better for anyone having contact with me.
This year I really want to clean out,” red up”, sort, throw out, re-work the basement so if (when) I pass on the kids won’t say, “What in the world did she keep this for?” as they pitch it (them) into a huge Dumpster.
Slippery Rock, Pa.
This year I really want to invite everyone in my family to a Christmas Eve celebration (Italian theme).
This year I really want to re-visit the 1000 islands in Canada because 50 years ago Shirley and I traveled there in a ’51 Chevy with three small children; a rented tent; a Coleman stove and lantern’ a cooler chest; and a shoe-string budget. Upon reaching home safely we promised ourselves we’d go back some day but another way, like a bus tour. Our trip is scheduled in mid-June, 2011 with Campbell’s bus line of Butler, Pa.
Wayne H. Cooper
This year I really want to go to my old hometown, Holly Springs, Mississippi, for the annual Hummingbird Festival (banding of birds) and be with family and friends.
This year I really want to see our country united because now we are more divided than since the Civil War: rich versus poor, republican versus democrat, rural versus urban, liberal versus conservative, union versus management, business versus government, private sector versus government. Everybody needs to tone down their rhetoric and realize we can’t afford many of the things we’ve taken for granted.