News and Tribune

December 5, 2012

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For Dec. 5


Man gives thanks for generosity on War Memorial

The Iraqi-Afghanistan War Memorial was formally dedicated on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Located at the intersection of Clark Street and Riverside Drive in Jeffersonville.

This project was started during one of the deepest recessions in modern times. Completion was made possible by the generosity of this community and the city of Jeffersonville.

Thanks to the following donors: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hall, The Sherwin-Williams Co., Mr. and Mrs. David J. Shaw, Raymond Leach, Robert T. Baumann, Scott Funeral Home, Inc., Fraternal Order of Eagles 1527, Knight of Columbus, American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post 28, American Legion Riders, George G. Smith III, Libs Paving Company, Inc., Visionary Eyecare, Lily Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kramer, Salem Moose Lodge 2380, Mr. and Mrs. E. Michael Ooley, Mr. and Mrs. David W. Goffinet, Metro Signs, Karl Truman, LLC, Mils, Biggs, Haire and Reisert, Inc., John  Montgomery, Your Community Bank, First Savings Bank, Jonathan Bischof, Abbie Standafer, Armstrong Construction, Keith R. Antz, Veronica Conlin, Frederick Adkins, Judith Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sodrel, Pamel G. Tartt, William B. and Patricia N. Scott, Lavender Hill Florals, Brummit Monument, Bower Crane Service, Gregory G. Abati, Kilroy Club, T & L Printing Co., LLC.

— Chad Armstrong, Jeffersonville

Dem reader says GOP got what it deserved

I have heard that many of you Hoosier right-wing Republican zealots and Tea Partiers out there (whom includes some of my friends and relatives) woke up with a bad taste in your mouths on Nov. 7. I hope you were not too alarmed.

I felt sure that it wasn’t halitosis. I am no doctor, but I highly suspected all along that it was a huge dose of poetic justice spooned up by the (revered by most reasonable people) Richard Lugar.

You should be proud of yourselves. You have ousted one of our greatest modern day statesmen. Now if you would move to Kentucky and talk Mitch McConnell into reaching across the aisle so you could oust him in two years, we Democrats would be forever grateful. Now if your conscience allows, may you have a tolerable Christmas and decent new year.

— Charlie Gregory, Charlestown

Son pays tribute to mother



Feel no quilt in laughter, she knows how much we care.

Feel no sorrow in a smile that she’s not here to share. We cannot grieve forever, she would not want us to.

She’s hope that you can carry on, the way we always do. So talk about the good times and the ways we showed we cared. The days we spent together, all the happiness we shared.

Let memories surround us, a word someone may say will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day.

That brings her back as clearly as though she were still here. And fills us with the feelings that she is always near.

For it we keep these moments, from her we will never be apart, and she will live forever, locked safe within our hearts.

Sadly missed, forever loved.

(In memory of Laura Milburn Lewis, Oct. 30, 1948-Dec. 5, 2007)

— Ron Lewis, husband, and family and friends