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Letters to the Editor

This Week's Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Sometimes I go back and read some of the articles that I wrote many years ago. This is one of them. I wrote this about 40 years ago. I want to share this one with you.

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article in the Progress concerning how the paper was started and about the people who worked on it. This brought back a lot of memories that I thought were buried in the past. All of us have our hopes and dreams of what we want to accomplish in life. Sometimes we keep them stored deep inside, but they are always there to haunt us.

My dreams were born when I was 15 years old and worked in a local drug store in Jasper. It all began when an old man came in and sat at the soda fountain. We talked and I found that he ran the local newspaper. His name was Claude Edge. I told him of my dream to become a writer and he encouraged me to write some articles for him, so he could use them in the Progress.

During the next three years, I visited the Progress office often. I loved the smell of ink and the noise of the presses. Mr. Edge urged me to attend journalism school so I could improve my writing and he told me that he would help me with. my studies.


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