I think Bookmeyer has painted himself into a corner. It would be hard to trash Mrs. Easley for speaking her mind. To me I think she spoke truthfully, to others it will be transformed into babble on the outside, but inside the infamous list of twenty is squirming. Oh not all on that list, but more than one or two are now wishing they’d have not been asked.
Mrs Easley has only one thing on her mind, and that is the betterment of this community we all share with this lovely lady. There should be more of her ilk and less of Bookmeyr’s. She is the very fabric of cities and towns across this country, she personifies unselfishness and charity to others and we are all richer for her presence.
The band shell in East Park should be named after her, for it was her that brought it back to life. I remember it quite fondly as a young man I too enjoyed the concerts preformed there on warm summer nights. Then the short walk to Pattee’s for a fifteen cent malt and the walk home. Thank you Janice for preserving many memories as well as the band stand.