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Volunteering is good for all of us and usually is of help to the persons or to the place for whom or which we volunteer to do something. I have great respect for folks that go far away from their homes to help when disasters strike and spend countless weeks cleaning up the wreckage of storms and other natural ruins. You know, they enabled those in need to have hope and confidence in the human race. Now I must say, volunteers that are volunteered by their close relatives are an animal of another color. That person who is volunteered has a couple of quick decisions to make and they are both sorta foul tasting, usually. You, if you are volunteered, have to decide to go forward and do whatever she, your close relative, said you would do and leave your own work lacking, or you must decide to stay hooked up and mind your own Ps and Qs and make your close relative look real bad. That last choice could produce some long-lasting sour effects ; bet on it!

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 08/31/2011

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