Letter to Daily Journal

The Editor
Box 909
Tupelo, MS 38802-0909

By the time you receive this letter, my wife and I will be on our way to Portland, Oregon to a new permanent resident. I have resided in Tupelo for 14 1/2 yrs. I came to Tupelo in April 1993 with my wife, 15 year old and 12 year old sons. We were financially distressed, after I had worked for 33 years in an industry that was en route to China. I lost my job in seven months due to a disabling illness. My wife and I changed our living standards and lifetime goals. Our first and foremost goal was to plan a route to get our children educated to a point they could materially sustain life in a very complicated society. Both children graduated from Tupelo High School, 1996 and 1999. Both are working on their Master’s degrees and living financially on their own with their wife and significant other.

Let me give thanks to some people who may not know how much they helped. First is Sack and Save who gave my oldest son a job at age 16. Then Mike Guyton at Mike Guyton Appraisal Co. hired my youngest son to type commercial appraisals for him. Dr. Daniel Kellum gave my wife and my youngest son a contracted job of imputing data into a new computer system when the youngest was only 15 years of age. I might add that I have been a recipient of the new computerized manufactured dental crown which is offered by Dr. Kellum and it is as advertised. Also thanks to Todd Davison owner of Blimpi at the Mall. He employed my youngest through 16-18 years

The worse thing in Tupelo is Crosstown.

The three businesses that I care for the most are Sprint Print, Tupelo Hardware, and Kroger. A dear decreased friend of mine introduced sprint Print to me. They have treated me with kindness and brotherly love that will never be forgotten. Tupelo Hardware is one of the most impressive businesses in the South. Their treatment of a customer buying a 38¢ or a $38 item, with the only thought, to serve, not to sell, is praiseworthy. The employees at Kroger have become my Friends.

The worse thing in Tupelo is Crosstown.

Last and the most, I would like to thank all those spiritually endowed folks that held my hand and made me feel worthy when the future looked so bleak for my family.

The worse thing in Tupelo is Crosstown.

A prayer by Saint Francis:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
To be loved . . . as to love
For it is in giving . . .that we receive,

Until Oct. 30, 2007
613 Hibner St
Tupelo, MS

Author: harold

Nightline 10/2/2007

Until a few days ago I had never heard of salvia. However, I know very little about any psychoactive drug and I have never pretended I do. Some a of these substances are physically addictive, some are psychologically addictive, and some offer temporary relief for a diseased brain. That is the extent of my knowledge on about psychoactive drugs. I doubt very seriously anyone else can deliver many more facts on how these substances act upon our central nervous system.

Last night ABC started the MSM attack on salvia. Not much knowledge but it is BAD stuff. This was affirmed by showing short vids of young adults after they have delivered this product to their body by inhaling the smoke from the burning substance. (I have always thought this is similar to showing vids of childbirth to youngsters to prove abstinence is the only way.)

I did not start out this to talk about drugs. I want to talk about laws. The Nightline piece also stated the DEA was looking into whether we should make this product illegal to cultivate, manufacture, transport, or sell.

The DEA decides this. We can go around our legislative branch of government to make laws. So much for the Land of the Free.

Author: harold