Archive / June, 2012

SOARING WITH EAGLES

By NORMAN M. COVERT 

I was invited to an ice cream social last week. You may be confused that ice cream and toppings can be the key refreshment for a teen party. No sodas, no booze, no cigarettes, no drugs, no “I hate America” rowdiness. I was surrounded by Boy Scouts and their families. What a night it was!

 

Our “glitzy media” reported last week that teenagers are using heroin in great numbers and they are questioning the existence of God. Not where I was sitting. The teens and “tweens” scooped ice cream with me and our khaki Scout uniforms were “stylish.” 

 

Would you believe the invocation and benediction were offered by Roman Catholic Deacon (Eagle Scout) Jeff Sutterman in the name of “Our Saviour Jesus Christ!” Gasp!Read More

CAUGHT IN HER BASEBALL SUIT

By PATRICK COVERT

Recently, it was brought to my attention that Elizabeth Lloyd of Manchester, N.J., is suing a 13 year old little league catcher.  If you have not been following the story, Mrs. Lloyd was sitting near the bullpen and saw Matthew Migliaccio miss his pitcher on the return throw. It struck her in the face; two years ago; when he was eleven. 

So at what point did the suit become okay?  The American judicial system gives us the right to sue anyone for any reason, and to let a judge and jury sort it out.  How much money will Mr.… Read More

NATIONAL NUTTY BUDDY DAY: Delightful Memories

FOREWORD:

My apologies to The Covert Letter subscribers, but we are taking editorial license today to remember that Fayetta Covert Stansbury (Nov. 23, 1954-June 3, 2010) died of a cancerous brain tumor two years ago today. It was a sad day. I was unable to be in attendance with the family at her home or in services in Florida.

Last weekend we featured poignant commentaries, poems and tributes of fallen warriors, marking National Memorial Day. This is no less important to offer. There are no more words I could write to remember my late baby sister than those published here one year ago.… Read More