"Out of the mouths of children and babies Thou hast ordained praise...." (Psalm 8:2)

Pay Close Attention To These Words
by Joseph Riitano, Sr.

Encouraging Everyone To Embrace Family And Life

This "letter to the editor" was reprinted from "The Eastern Gazette * Your Home Town Advantage" (printed in Dexter Maine). The date of this particular gazette is January 17-23, 2014. This particular letter can be found in the Forum section.


To the Editor:

As I look over my 78 years, 39 have been living in Sangerville. As the years have gone by, I have noticed we have more and more men and women, as well as teenagers, getting this attitude, "It's all about me, myself and I." They think it's ok to do what pleases them and don't care who they hurt. Children are growing up in broken homes. This kind of attitude may be the reason we have over 21 million Americans that struggle with depression and 30,000 commit suicide each year. I cannot leave out the increase in domestic violence each year.

Men, women, boys, and girls, if you want to find and have a happy marriage, pay close attention to these words. The women came out of a man's rib, not from his feet to be walked on, not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal, under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.

Joseph Riitano, Sr.