Just where are we headed? You can swear, legally smoke pot, and children watch things on television that would have been severely censored just a few years ago. I, along with many fellow seniors at the Kennewick Senior Center, was deeply dismayed to hear that prayer before our "Meals on Wheels" lunch would be stopped after having it as a part of our lives for more than 30 years.
Instead of a vocal prayer, we would have a moment of silence. To demonstrate what was to come, our moment lasted only 5 seconds. That's too short of a time for anybody, let alone a senior citizen who has slowed down more than I would like to admit.
I understand that the real reason for this change is a fear of losing federal support for the Meals on Wheels program. How can giving a spoken prayer thanking God for food, a beautiful day, or an appreciation of our senior center that has brought happiness to seniors, be a problem?
A short silent prayer doesn't take care of this and has severely disappointed the local "silent majority" at our center.
BETTY VANSICKLE, Richland