*NEW for COVID-19*

Submit a “THANK YOU” Spout Off

For the first time ever, the Herald is dedicating the pages of Spout Off on 4/15 to a specific purpose—honoring every person, business, government entity or leader who is making a sacrifice for the benefit of the community in these trying times of the pandemic. At the Herald, we are forever grateful for the remarkable work of our health care providers, first responders, and other essential workers who are keeping us safe. We can’t wait to read about our community heroes and their actions that will remain in our hearts for years to come.

We are living in a "virtual" world. Many of us are still coming to grips with the notion. We can't reach out and touch the ones we love, unless they are in our house. Grandchildren's birthday parties are shunted until "someday."

How wedded are we to our prosperity? Do we really need all that we have, and have come to believe is our birthright? I was in a conversation with another older person recently, prior to Corona, and she was recounting how little her family had when she was growing up, yet there was a pervasiv…