To the Readers' Forum:
When I was growing up and on a farm, my granddaddy retired and only payed $4 for his hunting license! Then they raised it - the age of retirement - to 58, then 60, then 66, then 68; now 70. Who will want to hunt when they are 70. Not many people will want to hunt at 70 years old,let alone live that long and be able to walk.
Remember when people could afford to attend education things like cemetery rides and Audubon walks. Such as is listed in October, there is a walk in the cemetery at Halloween; a ride and talk about the lives and deaths of the people that are buried in the cemetery and stories about them. I noticed tat now at the bottom of these articles, it now states that it costs $20 for a ride and to listen to the stories that they have.
I also noticed an education walk in the paper regarding a man who will walk in the woods and point out bad mushrooms and bad flowers and again there was a $10 or $15 cost. We can't afford to take our kids out for an educational day and a family get-together without paying big bucks, so senior citizens can just forget it and stay home. Everything is too expensive for senior citizens to attend.