The Treasure Hunter

A blog by Joanne Yatvin

Honoring Our Country Once more

Unfortunately, many of us are now confused and frightened about what is happening outside. Our fears may cause some of us to buy into phony promises, or be distracted by them. But instead we should hold on to the positive things we experienced in the past and the good work of the new leaders we trust.

Good living is not money or power. It is behaving honestly and protecting the people we care about who may be at risk. And it is also refusing to except the self-serving falsehoods of Trump and his followers.

Although our country may be harder to live in now than what wee remember, we need to focus on the future and do our best to support the good workers now in charge. Although Trump is trying to regain power by telling lies and persuading his followers that he is still the wright leader for our country, most of us realize that he won’t be accepted as a leader here or anywhere else.

For a long time our country has ben highly respected by people living in other countries, and many thousands of them worked hard to join us. Because our country is no longer controlled by Trump, and we now have new leaders who seem good instead. I believe we will regain the respect we once had, and that we deserve all its benefits.


Sing For Your Supper

Since there is very little going on at my place these days, I watch television too often. And then it frightens me or makes me angry. I get upset because it looks like many people out there are refusing to take medication or ware masks today. I think thear decisions are dangerous for them and anyone else who happens to be nearby.

I don’t want to repeat any of the bad things I mentioned yesterday, or any new ones. I’m sure you all heard most of them on television or read about them in newspapers.

Probably, it would be better for me to sing, and you to do that with me. Remember that we sang together a while ago and enjoyed it. Why not? Nobody else will hear us singing. Below are two of my favorite songs that I wish I could send to you out loud so we would be singing together. But since I don’t now how to do that here. I’ll go with two of my favorites.


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, You make me happy when skies are gray. You’l never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.

The other knight dear, while I was sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms. When I awoke dear, I was mistaken. So I held my head and cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You. make me happy when skies are gray. You’l never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Sing now my dear friends and be happy today. I’ll write again tomorrow.


Our Holiday and My Concerns

Yesterday, like many other people I stayed safe at home with nothing to do but watch television, take a nap, and have my thoughts. But today Ive chosen to wright about the last one because I strongly wanted to celebrate yesterday and wasn’t able to do that. So instead Ive decided to write to my friends who were also at home and unhappy about staying there all day. Not being able to be with our families or friends on that important holiday was a big disappointment.

Fortunately, many other people stayed at home yesterday because they were not the idiots who might cause death or illness too many other people. But they payed a large price by choosing not to enjoy the holiday which is still a big event in our country. And I felt we were all being punished, while many fools were enjoying parties with ther families and not waring masks. Although nobody was fined by the police, or regretted their misbehavior , many of them may soon be suffering with the virus and seeking hospitals that are already overcrowded. And unfortunately, doctors and nurses did not get the day off that they deserved.

In addition, I’m angry because so many people have never thought about the danger of diseases, ore there ability to spread them on to others. And it was Donald Trump who encouraged them to do wrong things to themselves. But I still find it hard to believe that all those people are stupid. I guess they’ve never looked at the numbers of deaths listed every day in newspapers and television. Apparently, many people do not consider health important to them or anyone else. Only pleasure and freedom appears to matter today.

At this point I’m still shocked by the number of people who have died recently, even though I knew non of them. I wanted the numbers to go down to zero. Still now I hope everyone reading this will try to persuade they’re friends who may be confused or careless about their health. We should all try to convince them to use face masks outside and stay out of any dangerous places. What I want is a good world for everyone who is still here and healthy.


Here Are Our New Jobs

Yesterday morning I met our new leaders on television, and they sounded very good. Because the past year has ben so full of lies and danger from Trump, it has ben hard for me and many others, to trust him or his followers. But I think we will be able to trust our new democratic leaders.

Immediately, I was very impressed to see and hear our new president. Although I haden’t seen much of him previously, he looked very good and sounded strong. I am eager to see his good work and all of us supporting him in the future .

Thank goodness we’ve heard nothing from Trump or his followers recently. But in the future I will try to follow all his words and actions because of his past errors. Also, I hope that our newspapers will keep us well informed about any of Trump’s actions, good or bad. And in addition it is very important for our leaders to be aware of him. We need to be kept informed of conditions in all our countries, so we can do our best to solve problems and support good workers.

  • Please excuse me for not spelling people’s names. I can’t remember how to spell them correctly.

It’s time to speak up for what is right

As I read about Trump today, the man who is working hard to destroy our country, I don’t know whether to scream or just cry quietly. If I were still young and a respected teacher, I would try to write in a newspaper–as I once was able to do–but now I ask all of you who read about the actions of that man to raise your voices and tell everyone else what you think is right. Although you may not agree with me about who should be our president, please remind Trump that he was not elected, and he should withdraw his claims. Although there may be a time in the future for him to be powerful again, it is not now. He should understand that and be silent. But it looks like he prefers to destroy our country if he can’t grab it today.


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