Weatherford Democrat

Letters to the Editor

August 20, 2013

Fabulous 50s reunion

Fabulous 50s Reunion

 

Dear Editor,

On Aug. 10 the Weatherford High School Class of 1958 hosted a Fabulous ‘50s Reunion primarily for the classes that graduated in the ‘50s, but we opened it to anyone. We had Mildred Beard from the class of 1940 and a large number from the 1960s. We had ex-students from Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma, California, New Mexico and Louisiana.

Throughout the afternoon we had some 300 come and go. It was a wonderful time for all. Larry Young and his staff provided and set up Th’ Barn at Willow Lake for the occasion. We had wonderful food by Dena Gray (Aunt D’s Catering) and lots of door prizes.

We would like to publicly thank the following merchants for contributing to our door prizes: Bakers Ribs, Cotton Patch, Chili’s, El Fenix (on Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth), Golden Moon, IHOP, Mesquite Pit, McAlisters, Logans, R&K 2, Pulidos, On the Border and Sunny Street Café.

We were glad to have WHS’s own Billie June Terry Cox, Class of 1954, who is our current Ms. Senior Parker County, helping us greet people and get them signed in. Gary Beck was the chairman of the committee that organized the event, and others from the Class of 1958 helped.

I want to thank the Democrat for helping us advertise.

 

Barbara Moore Owens

Class of 1958

 

Pitifully slow learners

 

Dear Editor,

How many times do Americans have to get burned before they learn to stay out of the fire?

Does anyone remember the community reinvestment act of 1977 promoted by President Carter and Democrats, updated in 1995 by President Clinton? If by chance you have just returned from a trip to the moon, let me see if I can enlighten you.

This country is in one of the longest recessions since World War II. The reason for the slow recovery is the housing industry collapsed because the supposedly affordable housing, was not affordable. Anytime government meddles in the affairs of the free market, it never has the promised result.

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