To the editor:
Today (5-11) is Mother’s Day, and joy and sadness are in my heart. My mother is in Heaven with God and Jesus. The Herald-Banner published my letter about the grand lady Merle Jamison. I miss my mother and I will miss Miss Jamison. She and Mother are in Heaven joking around.
Most of the mothers here went out with their children today. That list included Martha Howard, Marjorie Hardin, Dorothy Foote; and those who didn’t go today went out yesterday. Mildred Lewis celebrated last night with her daughter Pat and her grandchildren. They had a party for those who didn’t go out. I had a few snacks in my room and a glass of sweet tea.
Mother’s Day is a tradition that is at least 100 years old, and is celebrated nearly everywhere. The Nederlands grow most of the flowers that are shipped around the world, so I hope you got your mother some flowers and took her out for lunch.
Michael L. Compton
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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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