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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I live in this town ...
To the citizens of Iowa Park

I read these columns often and see where citizens give their opinions on why they like or dislike things about our city or schools.

I would like to share with the citizens of Iowa Park what I witnessed recently.

My husband and I were driving in the 500 block of West Rebecca Sunday before last in the morning. We saw this young teenage boy, probably 16 or 17, with shaggy hair and on a skateboard.

He almost got hit by us, but he looked around and crossed the street. When he turned around and acknowledged us, I saw a Bible in his hand.

The warmth in my heart at that moment overwhelmed me. I looked at my husband and said, “You know as much as people complain about our town, this is the perfect example of a good place to live. This boy lives in a town where he can skate board to church without being shot by a gang, and lives in a country where he can carry a Bible in public.”

Sure our town has some faults, but it’s my home and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

And to that young boy going to church Sunday morning, whoever you are, thank you for opening my eyes even more as to why I live in this town.

Iowa Park citizen for 40 years
Karla Neal

 



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