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Nebraska man fondly recalls Temperance Town

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I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my thoughts and feelings in your paper.

My brother and I share a subscription to the News as a way of keeping up with the goings on in Harriman, Roane County and Tennessee.

I really liked your coverage of the Princess Theatre reopening. I remember the grand lady, and I’m sure she still is. I spent many Saturday afternoons slouched back watching the show.

I’m looking forward to taking a look this year.

It sounds like someone has put in a lot of work and maybe a sprinkle or two of love into the restoration.

At this time I am planning a trip in June that will take me to Ohio (my brother), on to Maryland (my daughter), back to Kingsport (Army buddy from 1965-68) and then through Harriman to show two granddaughters the old home place.

I grew up on Clifty Street and was very surprised at the growth in that area when I stopped by last year. But I was saddened that my old house was gone.

When I was growing up the swimming pool was Mama’s summer-time baby sitter because she knew that we could not get into a lot of trouble there.

With continued grace I will send a few lines every now and then.

Ray Huckeby
Mead, Neb.