The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

July 26, 2013

Remembering A Better Time

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — 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

Edith Goates