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Mary Knight supportive of Gayle Harvey's pension comments

Being "born in" seems a good thing. Being "sophisticated" is not always a good thing, Mary Knight writes in support of Gayle Harvey's comments on Kentucky state pensions
Related: Debra Gayle Loy Harvey: Comments on pension change plans

By Mary Knight
Opinions are personal viewpoint of the writer

I just read Gayle's letter, and appreciate it very much - my first word was "enjoyed", but it is hard to "enjoy" learning about her friend's plight.

I've know Gayle, and her daughter, Missy, through Homemakers, for many years. I always thought she was pretty smart, very thoughtful and articulate, generous, good company, a darned good brownie maker, and, yes, "sophisticated."


Based on the people I have met here in Kentucky, being "born in a holler" seems to be is a good thing, if you are looking for decency and honesty and common sense and intelligence. I never thought about "sophisticated".

It occurred to me to look up the definition of "sophistication", and that led to more definitions.. .thank you to "Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language: Modern Desk Edition, copyright 1976, 1979.":
sophisticated - 1. not simple, natural or naive: wise in the ways of the world. 2. appealing to sophisticated people. 3. highly complex, refined.

sophisticate - 1. to change from being natural, naive, etc., to being artificial, worldly-wise, etc. 2. to bring to a more developed, complex, or refined form, level, etc.
Based on Webster, it looks to me that being "sophisticated" is not always a good thing to be. You go, Gayle!!! -Mary Knight


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