— — A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:
On if you feel you will ever be financially secure enough to retire:
• If they don’t shut coal down, I’m putting in to a 401k. If they do, you all can support me ... Greg B.
• Yes — Robert R.
• Lol ... funny question. Oh ... answer, no — Heather P.
• Maybe when I’m 100! — Brian W.
• What’s with all these cars driving around Bluefield and Princeton with Obama/Biden bumper stickers. Don’t these people realize that the communist president is out to destroy the coal industry? ... — Mike L.
• Yes I do. The greatest “unknown” factor for me and my husband is the cost of health insurance and health care in retirement — Donna G.
On plans for the New Year’s Eve Lemon Drop in Bluefield and Downtown Countdown in Princeton:
• We will be at Downtown Countdown in Princeton! — Dave H.
• Following the “New Year Shooters” in Cherryville, N.C.! — Michelle M.
• Will be at downtown Princeton! — Peggy J.
• Have fun Bluefield! This should be a fun event! ... Thank you for all you are doing! — Amy T.
• Looking forward to ushering in 2014 with the Lemon Drop in downtown Bluefield! :) Teresa R.
On if you agree or disagree with our picks of the biggest headlines of 2013:
• Mostly I agree, however, I was hoping revitalization in downtown Princeton (annual cruises, old theater, artists’ alley, and lots of other activities and plans) would have been given honorable mention at least — Donna G.
On if you are an early bird or a night owl, and if you think this is a characteristic that can be changed:
• Night owl, and no. It is and always will be hard for me to wake early — Stefanie B.
• Early bird. Yes, it can change. For all of my 40 years I have been a night owl and loathed early mornings. But my sweet son was born nine months ago, and he wakes at 4:30 every single morning. He awakes with a wide smile, and somehow I quickly adapted to this change to accommodate him — Sharon Q.
• At the moment I am a night owl due to working nightshift as a nurse however I have also worked dayshift and succeeded as well. So I truly believe habits can be changed. I have also seen my husband go from a hoot owl to an early riser as a teacher — Mary B.