Weatherford Democrat

Letters to the Editor

August 6, 2013

Letters to the editor: Don't judge a book by its cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover


Dear Editor:

All my life I have been taught that you should not judge a book by its cover. Why doesn’t that go for the disabled?

All my life people have told me what I couldn’t do: I couldn’t finish school, live on my own or make something of my life. I have proved them wrong!

I graduated from high school, I am living on my own and I am currently one semester shy of getting my certificate in early childhood education.

I thought as I grew older people wouldn’t judge me so much but as I grew older people still judge me.

Just because I am different on the outside doesn’t mean I do not want to be treated like everyone else.


Brock Hibbs


Beware of scams


Dear Editor,

Within the last month, I have received bills for products and services I did not request. The first was a billing for $59.95 for National Geographic Magazine. The return address was not National Geographic and the normal annual renewal is $39.95 or less. I contacted the magazine and was told the billing I received was not from National Geo. and I would be a victim of mail fraud if I paid it.

I sent the billing to our Weatherford postmaster with an explanation of what happened. That letter was returned to me unopened. I hand carried the unopened letter to the Weatherford Post Office, which offered no reason it had been returned to me.

Once before, years ago, I sent our postmaster an example of attempted mail fraud and it also was returned to me unopened. Again I hand carried it to the post office and was told I should mail it to some postal department dealing in mail fraud, but they could not produce the actual address for that department.

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