I am one of those who really enjoys Facebook and my on-line friends. Through that medium as well as regular e-mail, I keep in touch with people that I seldom see otherwise.
It isnít unusual to get a post from other parts of the state or even from other states wondering what the weather is like here in the hills. That should be your first clue that most of them are native Sandhillers!
Life would be mighty dim without being able to keep in touch this way especially when Iím not feeling up to getting out and about.
The old party line has long since gone its way.
Itís Facebook, Twitter, etc. that spread news today.
One thing remains a constant Ė watch your words!
Itís amazing how a simple phrase can be so misunderstood!
I do miss the line call of the old days
For things like fire and various maladies.
I have to go online to find out the news today.
Yes, it is apparent that technology holds the sway.
You knew that most folks listened in,
They didnít consider it a sin
To catch up on the area news
And maybe even exchange some views.
So just be careful folks about what you say
Because online gossip can go a world away.
If you donít want all to know your thoughts,
Then donít post them online at any cost!
J.R. Trumbull lives in the Sandhills north-northwest of Ringgold.