Letter to the Editor: A word from a proud daughter

Published 3:55 pm Thursday, October 12, 2023

Dear Editor,

My soon-to-be 96-year-old mother, Mrs. Lurline Strickland, who was born and raised in Vicksburg, has made snacks for her trash collectors since I can remember.

Mother felt that the collectors did not get enough appreciation for the work they did, especially in the hot summer months. As mom got older she would stand at the back door with their snack bags of cold drinks, snack crackers, and sometimes cookies or small snack cakes in hand.

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The trash collectors by that time were having her leave her trash can at her back door, so she did not have to move it to and from the road.

I just wanted to share these acts of kindness between my mother and her trash collectors. I am one proud daughter.