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Letter: Who will die this New Year's Eve?

To the Editor:

Often I reminisce on the steps taken in my journey to become a responsible part of society.

Somewhere I read: “... our true crisis is not political, cultural, economic or social. It’s our failure to recognize there is a price to pay for every choice made,” and that price we must all face at one time or another.

Amazing how many people will test the boundaries of their immortality this New Year’s Eve, never believing they could have an unexpected minute of notoriety in the obituary column. Somehow that judgment doesn’t seem to balance the scales for people who do things “because they can.”

Please spare a mother (she may be yours) from that knock at the door, when a tightened sinking feeling slithers down to the pit of her stomach. In breathless seconds, she clutches a pounding heart. Instinctively, her watery eyes attempt to focus on unwanted bearers of news, for she knows what the vision of two men in uniform can mean.

It’s a shame some lessons have to be learned the hard way.

I guess some people believe they can do more than one thing while driving ... like drinking.

So, I wonder, whose number will come up this New Year’s Eve weekend, yours?

Carolyn Hill

New Lenox

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