Our readers write — letters to the editor

Our readers write — letters to the editor

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:08 pm

Loss of puppy hurts family To The Editor: This is directed to the person who ran over our puppy on April 27 on Garrigan Road. Her name was Hanna Grace. She was four months old. She was a friendly Boxer Shar Pei-mix. She was the puppy my 6-year-old son begged me for at the Wal-Mart parking lot. She brought so much joy to my son and myself. She died in my son’s arms waiting for the veterinarian to arrive. If only you would have stopped and told us, she may have been saved — maybe. But don’t worry, as my son said, “Daddy, God will forgive them.” But yet he still cries himself to sleep every night for his beloved Hanna Grace. We miss you, girl — Alan and Daddy. Michael Burke Union City Where have all businesses gone? To The Editor: Do you remember Pumpkin Island, Thornton’s Grocery, Hendrick’s Grocery, Red Star Drugstore, 700 Service Station on South Home Street, Thomas Grocery, IGA, Scates Grocery, Counts Grocery, Vaden’s Grocery, Yates Grocery, Easley’s Grocery and Talley’s Service Station? And on South First Street, Cherry Moss Grain Company, Wilson Plumbing, Kizer Hardware, Mays Drug Store, Homes Drug Store, Lafont Drug Store, Kirkland Clothing, Shatz, Dotty Shop, Ben Franklin, Woosely Grocery, M-W Hardware Store, Grissom’s Hardware and Caldwell-Norrid Grocery? All gone now, squeezed out by big businesses. Ain’t it a shame? But I guess it is OK. It is just business. Buck Killion Union City Equal treatment sought for all To The Editor: I don’t expect this letter to be published, but someone needs to hear what I have to say. We have two or three rental properties. One of our tenants left a house filled with old furniture. My husband, Elder P.E. Sanders, had to pay someone to help set the furniture on side of the road. The city refused to pick any of it up. He paid someone with a trailer more than $50 to haul the junk to the city dump. We pay city and county taxes, wheel taxes and every other tax that we are charged. We are law-abiding, church-going, friendly and loving senior citizens. I want to know why we are being singled out from others and our junk not hauled away. We are both past 75 years old, thank the Lord, and do not have the strength, nor energy, to clean up after others. We want all of the property that we own kept neat and clean. We can’t clean up after others. They, or someone, carried away the large garbage can and, when we got another one, we had to keep it inside to prevent it from being removed from the property. We also had a metal storm door leaning against the building and someone carried it away, along with my signs that said, “for sale,” and “no trespassing.” Why can’t people leave things alone that do not belong to them? Why don’t they go to church and abide by the rules? “Love thy Lord thy God with all of their heart, soul and body, love thy neighbor as thy self,” and “Do unto others as they would have them do unto them.” All we are asking is for others to stop dumping on our properties — bottles, paper, tree limbs, old food and other junk, and leave things alone that do not belong to them. And they can bring back the door. M.B. Sanders Union City Published in The Messenger 7.30.08

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