My mother hates talking politics, but once in a while I just have to jerk her chain. I asked her how she and Dad, dyed-in-the-wool Democrats, could have ever raised three conservatives. Without hesitation she shot back, "I don't have a clue. You were all perfectly fine when you left home!"
That same woman gave me some great advice years ago that I have used many times with success. "If you encounter someone in a foul mood, just itchin' for a fight, kill them with kindness. They just hate it, and it takes them off their game." Have a great day!
CINDY FLASCH, Richland