Reader letters

Jun 18, 2013

Please return statues

To the editor:

An 80-year-old woman has had two lion statues stolen off her front porch this time.

Remember when my six foot gorilla was stolen, I wrote a letter to the editor moaning about its loss because my son had left it to me.  Well, someone has struck again.

This time someone stole two cement lions about 2 1/2 feet tall that were sitting on two cement tables on each side of my porch doorway.  I believe this happened about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday June 11, while my son and grandson went on an errand.

When they returned the lions were missing.  They were of great sentimental value to me because they were left to me by my son. Both he and his wife passed on a little over two years ago.  They were both Leos and both had big hearts always helping others.

These lions had been on my front porch for about five years and had great sentimental value to me.  One of the lions was broken on the back right bottom when it was knocked over.  This year a tiny bird had built a nest  inside of the statue.  When I would sit in the rocker beside the statue the bird would fly all around and then talk to me, wanting me to leave or just to give me company.

I truly hope the baby birds had left the nest before the low down scoundrel who had no business on my porch took the lion.  Anyone who would stoop this low to steal a statue put on a private porch to be enjoyed by all and was of such sentimental value will surely have a lot to answer to their maker by and by.

My wish is that this letter will touch their heart and they will do the right thing and return my lions to me on Old Clyde Road.

Inez Angus


Great opportunity

To the editor:

The citizens of Haywood County have a great opportunity on Thursday, June 20 to have an intelligent discussion with Robert Levy of the Cato Institute.

Mr. Levy’s book, “The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Cases Radically Expanded Government Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom,” and his message have been discussed on major television programs and in major newspapers.

By “contrasting Constitutional Perspectives: Liberal vs. Conservatives vs. Libertarian” – Mr. Levy will link these philosophies to current public “policy debates” such as Gun Rights, Health Care, and even election finance. The topic of the evening will be “Gun Rights, Healthcare, and the Constitution.”

Any one interested in the hot topics of gun bans and other regulations coming out of Washington is encouraged to meet with Mr. Levy in a small group setting.Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Agricultural Extension Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville.

Paul Turner