Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice

Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:23 a.m.


Thumbs-up to the First Baptist Church of Victoria and John Legg for the video tribute at its Sunday service Nov. 11 to all their veterans, past and present. It was a great way to salute all those who have served this great country.

Ray, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the Advocate's excellent editorial, "Take Time to Give Thanks Before Hitting Stores." I especially liked the lines:

"Americans have become so wrapped up in being consumers that we forget to be friends and family," and "You may collect all the stuff in the world, but without someone to share it with, what's the point?" Thanks for the friendly reminder.

Mary Ann, Moulton



Thumbs-up and welcome home to AC2 (AW) Adam Daughtrey and any other veterans who celebrated Thanksgiving either at home or abroad. Thank you for your service.

Thumbs-up to the Salvation Army and all the volunteers who helped at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving Lunch. Thank you for reminding us what Thanksgiving is about.

Thumbs-up to Albert Galvan, Norman Ramirez, Arthur Vasquez, Ralph Gonzales, Eddie Ramirez and Jerry Villarreal for organizing the 29th annual Industrial Workers Christmas Party. Thank you for putting this together and collecting toys to give children for Christmas.

Thumbs-up to Liberty Financial Services for holding a blanket drive from Monday to Thursday to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Thumbs-up to the members of First Presbyterian Church in Victoria for bringing baked goods to area firefighters to thank them for all they do.

Thumbs-up to the Jackson County Cattle Raisers for the Premium Bull and Replacement Female Sale planned in February to restock Crossroads herds after a rough year of drought.

Thumbs-up to James Baker, who won the Pigskin Pick 'Em contest. Enjoy your all-expense-paid vacation to Disney World.

Thumbs-up to Santa coming to the Victoria Mall. We look forward to seeing plenty of pictures of kids sitting on Santa's lap sharing their wish-lists with him.


Thumbs-down to all the insanity surrounding Black Friday. Shoppers can get to their preferred product without pushing and shoving.

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