Letters: He's heard of Good Friday, but not Spring Holiday

Originally Posted Online: April 02, 2013, 2:43 pm
Last Updated: April 02, 2013, 3:03 pm
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I was at the Moline Public Library and noticed a sign on the door stating that the library would be closed on March 29 to celebrate The Spring Holiday.

Having not heard of this holiday, when I returned home I looked at two calendars. One was from The Disabled American Veterans and the other from the USO. Neither had a "Spring Holiday" but listed March 29 as Good Friday.
I did recognize Good Friday. It's a sad commentary that Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, etc., can no longer be referred to for the sake of PC (political correctness).

MPL is an excellent library with a super staff, it's unfortunate that whoever made the decision taints the library.

Bill Gabbard,


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1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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