To the editor:

I am writing to thank the very helpful people in the community we live in. I asked for help to save an eye for my grandson who is 11. Thanks to a very sweet attorney and the Lions Club in Bangs for the money to get the most expensive medicine that saved his eye sight. Without it, he would have been blind.

I also want to thank the eye specialist for clearing her busy schedule for a thorn in my grandsonís eye. We are not out of the woods yet. I do know now there are people who do care in Bangs.

I received two wonderful phone calls telling me all of Bangs was not like the city councilman who would not budge on a decision, not even for an emergency. I made a choice of water or eyesight for my grandson. And I would do it again tomorrow if I had to.

As to the water, we had a great Thanksgiving at a smaller place, but we survived and had a good time. I will be paying the water and having it turned on today. Yes, and pay the extra $50 for the reconnection, so maybe we can enjoy our Christmas tree.

But I hope that every one has a wonderful Christmas and visit with family. That is what the Christmas spirit is all about and letís see if we can make our neighbor smile with a greeting of hello. Our community needs to be a friendly place to have our kids grow up in, not a city like New York.

Cathy Parks