We live on a one-block street in an average neighborhood. We are quite an eclectic mixture.
I am an almost 80-year-old grandmother. There are young families with newborns, retired couples and working couples. We are all different but we are alike, too. We love each other.
My next-door neighbors are angels in disguise. They show that they are Christians by their love. They treat me as if I were their mother. They share their special recipes (prepared) with me. The lady helps me with yard work. They give my dogs “doggie bags” of treats.
I am blessed to live here. I was born in Tyler before there were hospitals. It is a beautiful place to be if you live on my street.
THANKS, POLICE AND FIRE
My kitten went missing early in the morning of Sept. 12. When we located it, he was way up in a tree. As a last resort I called 911. An officer showed up and he called the fire department. The ladder on the truck was too short. They called another truck with a larger ladder. Because of the power lines that ladder also was short. On the third try, they got a longer ladder.
No less than eight grown men were in my front yard for over two hours trying to save a sweet kitten. My kitten is fine, thanks to the kindness of these men.
Please keep praying for our sick classmates and teachers of Emmett J. Scott High School and may God bless each and every one of us.
SENIOR WOMEN PRAISE WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER
The five of us “Tyler Roses” are forever grateful you recognize, even at your young ages, how very important it is to take daily care of oneself and have that mental well-being and noteworthy physical fitness as a part of our everyday lives and way of thinking.
We want both of you to share in the credit of hard and sincere work and prolonged excellent directing each of us through interviews and awesome individual and group pictures which salute all senior women. Through redefining aging as being a positive rather than negative process, you are spreading word what we are always about.
Since we are riding in the Tyler Rose Parade on Saturday morning, Oct. 20, we will be looking forward to striking other fabulous poses for you at that time. Thanks again from the bottom of our five hearts.
Dr. Syntha West,
Ms. Texas Senior America 2008
June Ann Brown
Jo Anne McMeans
GRATEFUL FOR HONESTY
Her honesty is heartwarming. May God richly bless this lady.
loved the photo of a&m band
VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS LAUDED
This organization has been in existence for 60 years. The many volunteers put in endless hours and expertise to bring some of the best live entertainment to our area. Several genres are offered each season in the Caldwell Auditorium, and the best part is the extraordinary value for these shows — six live concerts for one low price. Ask yourself if you can find that kind of value anywhere else in Tyler. Complete information for TCCA can be found online or under business listings in the phone directory.
I have been humbled to be a part of this wonderful venue for the upcoming season and amazed to see what goes on behind the scenes. I want to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to this incredible association for allowing me to be a part of it.
DISAPPOINTED BY STUDENTS
Overlooking that fact, and the fact that the volunteers from my group and the others taking part had to shout to be heard (even with a microphone), I was shocked and appalled that I had to take it upon myself to go from table to table and ask the students to stand for the national anthem. It was shameful and there was no excuse in my mind for such apathy and disrespect from students of a respected university. At the end of the anthem, one of them yelled “play ball.” I'm sure he thought he was very funny.