The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Letters to the editor

April 22, 2014

Give IWRIGT a chance

GREENVILLE — 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!!


Cato Meador



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