Mary Margaret “Margie” Morgan Lineberry, granddaughter Jennifer Morgan Lineberry, brother Thomas Stuart Morgan and stepgrandson Benjamin Timothy Morgan.
Dick graduated from Dublin High School, Class of 1954, and Greer Technology Institute of Chicago, Ill. He was a master diesel mechanic and welder, and worked for many years in the construction field, helping build Interstate 64 from Louisville, Ky., to Charleston, W.Va. He worked for Bemiss Equipment Company in Salem, Va., and Radford Arsenal and Simpson Construction Company of Dublin, Va., where he was still working, five days a week, at his death.
He was also a dairy farmer and was selected as the Pulaski County Young Farmer of the Year by the Virginia Young Farmers Association.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph Wilmer “Dicky” Morgan Jr. and wife Jeri of Piney, Wythe County, Va., and Timothy Patrick Morgan and wife Susan of Belspring; grandchildren Timi Lea Morgan Cooper and husband Adam of Huntersville, N.C., Adam Morgan and wife Brooke of Reston, Va., Tristen Lyn Morgan Long and husband Kenny of Dublin, Va., and Holli Morgan Roper and husband Joshua of Piney; great-grandchildren Aubrey Long, Noah Long, Taylen Roper, Jade Roper, Jocelyn Roper, Malachi Roper, Lyvia Cooper, Evyn Cooper and baby girl Morgan, who will be born Dec. 28; his sister, Linda Morgan C... http://www.southwesttimes.com/2015/12/joseph-wilmer-dick-morgan/
I decided to take a peek at Publix' competition locally.
The Winn Dixie on Federal Highway across from the Stuart News is sporting wreaths with red and gold bows on the outside of the building. Inside, the signs of Christmas are subtle but definitely there. There are Santa balloons for sale near the red, white and pink poinsettias, a Christmas flower if ever there was one. There's a whole wall of "Season's Greetings" products including candy, gift wrap and Christmas (yes!) plates presided over by large white teddy bears with red bows.
But the topper was the sight of cashiers and baggers wearing Santa hats and red T-shirts bearing the message "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" in large white capital letters. Uh oh. Happily, directly underneath that bland message was "Merry Christmas" in smaller type. Seems Winn Dixie is trying to be both traditional and inclusive.
Quite apart from Trump's assault on all forms of political correctness, there has been a public backlash against retailers who dwell too much on the inclusive and diverse schtick.
Two years ago, Old Navy and GAP clothing stores decided to put Christmas back in their window displays. Over the years, many big retailers have paid the price for too much Christmas-time political correctness.
Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears, Walmart, Target and Best Buy, among others, all have felt the wrath of Christmas-loving patrons who felt slighted. Who could forget Lowe's "family trees"? Bet they won't do that again.
Personally, I've never really felt dismayed by most manifestations of PC, but I do draw the line at Christmas. George Coleman refuses to say "Happy Holidays" and so do I.
So, Merry Christmas and hope your Yule is cool.
Anthony Westbury is a columnist for Treasure Coast Newspapers. This column reflects his opinion. Contact him at 772-221-4220, firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @TCPalmWestbury.
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By Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter on 6 August, 2015
Ecommerce store, SA Florist may not have received the largest investment from Dragons’ Den South Africa, but it was one of the more interesting stories.
Stuart Thomas is a product of Rhodes University. Whilst completing his Bachelors in Journalism, Politics and English, he realised he was a bit of a geek, albeit... More
For one, all five of the Dragons came in on the deal, a rarity on the show. Founders Nicholas Wallander and Fraser Black were also made to sweat for it, going through one of the longest pitches in the show’s global history.
Prior to the show, the ecommerce site had quietly chugged along for a couple of years as a neat little money turner for its partners. It had one full-time employee and did about R1-million in turnover through its retail sales by offering a streamlined point of connection for local florists, among other things.
Wallander had only started it because he’d seen his mother, an... http://ventureburn.com/2015/08/dragons-big-investment-changed-sa-florist/