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Letters: Sharing some positivity

Johnson City Press • Nov 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM

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Thanks from a veteran

I am a 93-year-old WWII veteran and proud to have served my country in this capacity.

In today’s world, sometimes kind deeds seem to be vanishing. Yet I have found that there are still a lot of good and kind people in the world, especially her in East Tennessee.

I would like to take the time to express my gratitude and thanks for the kindness that has been shown to me for the past several years. I have been honored as strangers have walked up to me, shook my hand and thanked me for my service. Many of these kind people have even paid for my bill at different restaurants.

I don’t know you, but you know who you are, and the Lord certainly takes notice of your kindness. My preyer for you is that the Lord will bless you in a special way. You have restored my faith in mankind.

EMERSON C. SMITH
Piney Flats

Slow down, please

The intersection of Grassy Valley Road and Christian Church Road is extremely dangerous, blind and at the top of a hill.

Just a few minutes ago, I almost got plowed into while turning left onto Grassy Valley by a car that was going at least 45 in the 20 mile-an-hour zone. Even though I was in my turn before it crested, the car failed to slow down. It is arrogance and disregard for safety and the law! The police do nothing about it.

This is nothing new, it happens all day, every day as Christian Church Road is a popular shortcut, and is getting worse and worse. Speeding is the norm and has been ignored for many years. And what is worse, we have to pull on to the Christian Church Road! Even more blind. Need help!

P.H. WISEMAN
Johnson City

You helped save the Seagrave

On behalf of the Johnson City Fire Department and the Johnson City Firefighters Association, I would like to thank everyone that attended our Save the Seagrave fundraiser at Winged Deer Park’s Festival Plaza on Oct. 27th. Although the weather was frigid, we still had a great time and raised money toward this community project.

We look forward to the many public education and special events the Seagrave will now take part of. Thank you again for your assistance in Saving the Seagrave and ensuring future generations the opportunity to enjoy a piece of Johnson City history. Thank you again for your support!

AVERY KNAPP
Johnson City

Kudos to ETSU athletics

This letter is to send praise and commendations to ETSU and their excellent athletic department.

With all the negativity in the news, our city needs to know the pride felt for ETSU and the positivity displayed on Monday night, Oct. 29. We attended the Bucky & Friends, "Spooktacular" with our grandchildren. It was amazing. The different teams represented there were outstanding with their hospitality to the children. There were different tables set up starting with "Bucky" at the entrance and continued with the various team players, basketball, football, tennis, softball, cheerleaders and more.

The players were so nice to the children. I took numerous pictures of the kids with the players and they were all smiling and you could tell they were enjoying the event (the players and the children). They took the time to focus on the child in front of them, interact with them and in my opinion, this places our athletic teams at ETSU in a class by theirselves.

The event offered an indoor, safe environment. The display tables were very creative, plus you received smiles and happy faces from every student participating. They represented ETSU in a way that lives up to the phrase “ETSU Pride.”

Thank you ETSU, Bucky, the athletic department and also the parents/guardians of these terrific men and women.

DEBBI HIGGINS
Gray

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