Created on Saturday, 09 February 2013 Written by Tracy D. Dilts, Bellefontaine
Young adults, older teenagers, please learn from tragedy.
I sit here with elephant tears in my eyes, a black hole-size empty spot in my heart, and an empty-armed hug.
Tragedy has happened to parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, other family members and dear friends. Tragedy I say, that could have been avoided by better choices. Drinking or not drinking is a choice, driving and not driving is a choice, letting young friends drink and not drink is a choice.
My grandson made the wrong choices, he was young and a friend to many, he chose to drink and he chose to drive. As a result, well, we all know that ending.
Friends, be a real friend, instead of getting “drink” for that young friend, please say no.
I’m not just an old (fuddy-duddy) ... when I say these things.
Please, you make the correct choices, don’t underage drink, don’t ever drink and drive and don’t allow underage drinking.
One more time: Don’t drink and drive!
Stay alive for all of us.
Who knows, you might just live to be an old (fuddy-duddy) yourself. Let’s hope!
Tracy D. Dilts