To the editor:
A little over two years ago, I wrote to inform everyone of my Facebook group, “I Was Raised in Greenville, Texas”. At that time, it had been up and running for about five months, and we had grown to 1,386 members. I wanted to, once again, make sure that anyone that is on Facebook from the Greenville, Hunt County area, whether you were actually raised here or not, knows that they are welcome to look us up and request membership. As of this letter writing, what I call “my little experiment,” numbers 3,446 members, having added over 100 in the last few days.
We have one of the largest depositories of pictures, personal histories, family stories and school memories, about Greenville and Hunt County, anywhere! We don’t allow politics, of any kind, or rude people. But if you want to make connections with people from all of the country and around the world that you haven’t heard from in decades … if you want to meet new people with your love of your hometown and its history … if you want to just see what’s here and maybe leave your own contributions … you need to look into what we lovingly call “IWRIGT.” It’s a family that is growing in leaps and bounds. And I have met some of the most wonderful people. We have even had two “reunions” with another one to be planned for sometime this summer. And our members who actually still live in the area, get together quite often for what has been described to me as “Karaoke Night.” I just see the pictures, but some of our members of some age, (I won’t call any names), seem to really know how to have a great time! And before joining our group, many didn’t even know each other.
If you are not a member of Facebook … this is as good a reason to join as you will ever find. Many of our members don’t have any other interest in Facebook, except for IWRIGT. So, come give us a look … you won’t be sorry!!
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Health services kudos
I am writing this letter of appreciation because two weeks ago I had my second knee replacement surgery within six months.
Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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