In recent years, during the autumn harvest season, there have been witnesses and first person accounts of strange and unnerving events taking place in the quiet town of McRae.
On Graham Street, just off U.S. 441, I personally witnessed a spooky sight and terrifying sounds coming from the front lawn of an old mansion owned by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Roberts. Moonlight shining through trees casting a mottled eerie glow on tombstones; skeletons with grinning skulls, clawing their way out of the ground; gray boney hands reaching up from open graves and human bones scattered among overturned tombstones. Just inside the front door, I spied a wretched old woman stirring a large kettle of a bloody mixture with gobs of what resembled brains floating on the surface. There were menacing werewolves in the shadows dripping blood from their teeth as they gnawed on human limbs. Overlooking the grizzly scene were frightening spirits and a cadre of zombies lurking under the dogwoods. I made a hasty retreat from that place when a demon at the gate beckoned me in.
This, I saw with my own eyes and I dont recommend visits by the fainthearted or children trick-or-treaters without a parent or guardian.
-- Bill Ivie
Robert Whitleys letter (Viewpoints 10/26) wants the dome on the White House torn down. Sorry, Robert, I just saw a recent picture and it seems someone beat you to it. The Capital dome, however, is intact (more or less)
-- Bob Carnot
As a 79-year-old, Macon born, former member of the Macon Exchange Club for 33 years, I do indeed shed tears over the departure of the Georgia State Fair. As a small boy, I looked forward to the early October return of the fair and since we didnt have much money, I picked up pecans and sold them to get fair money.
I worked my first fair as an Exchangite in 1966 and during the following years learned much by observing fine examples like Judge C. Cloud Morgan, Judge Hal Bell, Judge George Culpepper, retired Commander Lamar Taylor and many others work menial jobs at the fair. I can still see Judge Culpepper, clothed in an apron, busing and cleaning tables at the Exchange Club food booth.
Along with tears shed by the many past and present Exchangites and Exchangetts are tears shed by the numerous recipients of the million plus dollars the club earned and distributed. Thanks to the Georgia National Fair, all that money now goes south with the Gypsies.
Indeed, time does march on and to the Exchange Clubs credit it took 23 years for the taxpayer funded and subsidized Georgia National Fair to fulfill its threat to put the Georgia State Fair out of business.
Long live The Macon Exchange Club and the now departed Georgia State Fair.
-- Charles T. Wolf Jr.
It saddened and angered me to read of the end of Lindsay Hollidays lawsuit against GDOTs excessive plans for Forest Hill Road. He is a model citizen for standing up to an intrusive, overbearing government agency.
As Ronald Reagan said, the most scary words are Im from the government and Im here to help you. He might have added, whether you want it or not, we know whats best for you. Limited government is necessary and often beneficial, but it has grown way too big.
-- David Conner
The day before he pulled my tooth, I watched Lindsay Holliday in court. Alone and obviously not a lawyer, he took on GDOTs eight or so lawyers and assistants feeding at the taxpayers trough. He knew his chances were slim to none. In Macon, might almost always trumps right, but he gave it his best shot. Too bad there arent more people like him in Macon.
-- Jim Sandefur
I think Ruby Jacobs is being too sensitive about the Shoe cartoon. I did not think it overly funny; but, certainly not offensive. I am an expert at making fun of people, alive or dead and know all the rules on this. It is perfectly acceptable to make fun of someone who has been dead for over a century, especially when their children and even their grandchildren are more than likely dead. Maybe the joke was a tad crude but not anything that should have been edited. Many of the current political cartoons on the Opinion page maybe should be edited before this type of cartoon. People have been joking about others misfortunes and struggles forever. As long as it is not derogatory, personal or mean-spirited it is OK.
-- D.T. Wallace
The real sorry people
Although I agree with Elaine Lucas about the existence of sorry people in District 2, I do not agree on the identity of these people. Most likely she is referring to the voters who did not vote for the candidate of her choice. But, the true sorry people are those registered voters in all Bibb County districts who chose not to vote in this historic election and those people eligible to register who chose to remain apathetic.
-- Miki Fluker
There is not a dimes difference between the Democrat or Republican parties. Both of them and the White House are products of a putrid corruption plague that brings on panic and civil disorder. One day these idiots will have to stand before the throne of God and be accountable for their actions.
-- John Russell
Prayer for today
Dear God, you have known me from my very beginning. Always let me keep in mind that I am a wonder of your creation and shyness and fear have no place in my heart. In Jesus name. Amen.
-- Elaine Nunley
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