Letter: Cheers to Family Museum staff, Smiddy, a classy guy

Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 6:10 am
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I have worked with volunteers at schools, hospitals, civic groups and the Family Museum in Bettendorf.

For the past five years, I've been asked to sell and show handmade Christmas ornaments at the Family Museum's Open House.

The staff and volunteers are the best I have ever worked with. They are all friendly, great with children, helpful to all, and have great smiles. I look forward each December to my visit. Thanks to all who made my day so enjoyable.
Glen Boyle, you should be very proud of your staff.

Also, Mike Smiddy's Dec. 5 column in Viewpoints is what all winning politicians should do after an election win.

You seldom (if ever) see this take place. I really believe what he had to say. Mike, you make me proud. You're one class guy.

Bob Dravis,
East Moline


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1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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