Letter to the Editor

George's dignity

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dear Editor,

I would like to commend the caretakers of the George W. Norris home for removing the tacky stuffed pillow that seemed to be a permanent fixture next to Sen. Norris' statue.

The statue of Sen. Norris is a fantastic representation of a noble and respectable man who accomplished greatness. The stuffed pillow represents a state entity devoid of anything noble or respectable.

I understand the humor behind these pranks and surely there will be items added to the finely crafted statue from time to time. The caretakers should store these items away. In 50 years, there may be enough items to display in a room titled "Companions of the Norris Statue."

Until then, the bric-a-brac should be removed from sight so the statue can be admired for the artistic value it brings to our community.


Mary McConville,


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  • Oldfarmer, Can you not find anything that makes you smile?

    I had to chuckle the other day as I walked past Sen Norris with my dog. She walked up to him and asked to be petted. She thought he was real. My complements to the artists.

    -- Posted by amystrauch on Mon, Oct 20, 2008, at 7:37 PM
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