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Section A: General News


Letter: What legacy will we leave behind?




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Editor:

Well, the Peanut Festival and parade have come and gone. All that we now have are the stains on my shirt from the fajita taco, and some peanut brittle stuck inside my shirt pocket. But it was fun. Now we look forward to doing it all over again next year.

As I understand it, this is to help celebrate an abundant harvest of peanuts, and to take time to relax and enjoy it with friends, family, and out of towners. But as someone asked, “Can we buy raw peanuts in Floresville?”

If you look around, there aren’t that many farmers still planting peanuts in these parts. The celebration is to honor the hard work and dedication of the peanut farmer, and all farmers alike. This is the legacy they have left behind.

But if you look around, nowadays you will see the next generation harvesting apps, friends, pokes, tweets, and what have you. You have friends, Facebook, Twitter, iPhones, and iPads, and on your iPhone you can go face-to-face.

So, what will the face of Floresville be 30 or 40 years from today? What legacy do we, the Floresvillians of today, leave for the next generations? How will we be remembered?

FELIPE SALAZAR

Floresville
 

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