I'm writing in support of Dell Becker-Sagebiel, whose letter appeared in the June 2 issue of the Star. She expressed the wish that those who "lost" the booze and bonds elections not express their disappointment by throwing beer bottles (!) in her yard or bad-mouth her and her husband behind their backs. She sounds like a fine woman to me: I agree with her.
Many of you no doubt remember that Welton Watson and I exchanged letters in the Star, both recently and last year. His opinion won in the first election - mine won in the second election. Despite this, Brother Watson has not been mumbling and grumbling and calling names. (Or throwing beer bottles either)!
The reason for this is that Welton is a grown up who acts like a grown up. He is one of the finest men I have met in San Saba since I moved here and I treasure his friendship. While our thinking was in agreement for the most part, we disagreed as to the conclusions. But neither of us find any reason to be disagreeable about it - we're friends, we agree sometimes and don't agree other times, but we love each other just the same.
In conclusion, allow me to point out the finest sentence in the June 2 issue. It was in the Down Memory Lane column. The section dealing with May 25, 1911, 100 years ago. The very last sentence says "The sidewalk idea is growing in San Saba, get the habit." Given the current reconstruction of sidewalks downtown, I laughed so hard when I read that sentence that I had to sit down for a while! Some things just don't change!
San Saba, TX