To the editor:
Recently, going through boxes before putting my things in storage due to my forced move by the City, I ran across some old receipts from days gone by. I was amazed at having these as we forget people and things as time goes by.
For some of our senior citizens, I’m sure they will remember the business places that were once Greenville to us. Guess that’s why all the new things downtown aren’t like the Greenville we once knew. Remember Berry-Bush, Ins., Crawford-Smith Tire Co., Lone Star Gas, Wolff’s/Skibell’s (ladies’ dress shops), Dr. Fred Turbeville, Lamar Creamery Co., Manor Bakers, downtown Beall’s, McGaughey-Cresswell-Mann Drug Store. Last but no means least, a receipt for the Greenville Herald-Banner dated Feb. 1, 1964, carrier — Gregg Wallace.
Memories are just about all some seniors have left. When the City tears down my home, it, too, will only be a memory. I’ve yet to understand the urgency and necessity when most of the condemned buildings are still standing. In all fairness, I should have the same amount of time. If anything needs tearing down, start with the ones that have been condemned the longest.
After being home for 55 years, guess I’m just …
Missing the past
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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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