Judged by outsiders
I enjoyed the well-written piece by Gabriel Lodge in the Monday edition of this newspaper. For those of you who missed it, Mr. Lodge wrote of meeting people out of state who knew nothing about Arkansas.
I got three main points from his piece, and I hope to do justice to the article. He didn’t want his new acquaintances to judge all of Arkansas by him. He loves Arkansas and its diverse citizens. In fact, he might love Arkansas because of its diversity. We can appreciate the good people here (like the diamonds at Murfreesboro) while recognizing there are also many bad ones.
I agreed with everything he said, with one exception: I would be perfectly happy if outsiders judged us by this man. VICKI FEWELL Sherwood