Letter to the Editor: Belated Thanks to Mr. Downey
Published 9:00 am Wednesday, December 15, 2021
I have a little story for you. Mr. Downey of Downey’s Barbershop is the subject. I heard a couple of years ago he was still alive and cutting hair part-time.
I’m 63 and lived in Vicksburg. My Daddy worked at Laverne. My mother took me to Downey’s Barbershop when I was about 3 years old.
I was sucking on a Lifesaver candy while waiting on a haircut. I bit down on the candy and began to choke.
Mr. Downey keep his cool and picked me up by my feet, gave me a shake, dislodged the candy and saved my life.
I’m now a respiratory therapist and live in West Monroe, La.
I just thought he and or his family and community should know about it
West Monroe, La.