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Letters to the Editor — Monday (6-22-15)

Reminded by column of home and family

Wonderful story from Lynna Clark, “The measuring stick” (Sunday, June 21). It brought a tear and a flood of memories for me. We did not have a lake house, but an old two-story mill house that was just as good. As our family grew, and we would gather, it was a home of love. As family brought new boyfriends and girlfriends, our small home was packed with love and laughter.

I remember well when my now wife of 31 years came for the first time, she asked how did we hear or respond to any question? She said she had never heard such a loud family. It still makes me smile when I think of it.

We are all scattered out now, and I miss the gatherings. Makes me think if families still had these events, would the world we live in today be different?

— Grant Eagle

Concord

A vote for universal registration

Universal voter registration, a lengthy article on the back page of Sunday’s Salisbury Post, was a most needed and timely article. Voting in the United States, supposedly the greatest of nations, is worse than abysmal. In recent years the moves to further deny voting rights have made the picture even more bleak.

Universal voter registration would be a most welcome open page in this country to begin a process of more citizen participation without the confusing paperwork and processes put in place by the government that now bothers the process. A thousand cheers, and let’s all rally behind this cry continuously for universal voter registration.

— Pat Bullard

China Grove

Where are Duke Energy’s priorities?

We just got power back on east of Rockwell, 19-plus hours after a pine tree took down the line going through a wooded area off the main road. The “contract” service guys told me four hours ago that they were waiting on the “tree cutting” crew. I guess they don’t have chainsaws on their truck!

I don’t think they realize that folks living in the country don’t have water, either, when the power is out!

I wish I worked for a “monopoly” company sanctioned by the government. Customer service would be less of an issue for me in my work.

Maybe if the CEO spent less time “spinning” lies about coal ash disposal and more time keeping customers with power, the world would be a better place.

Her pearl necklace I saw her wearing on TV last week didn’t do a thing for me.

— Kevin Fisher

Salisbury

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