I e-mailed Bert Adams Sr., telling him how I enjoyed his article, "Memories of the house on Ninth Street" (Empire, Feb. 17). I said how wonderful it is to have beautiful memories, to be able to write about them and share them with others and how things have changed. I especially liked his comparison of how the streets were then and how they are today. This comparison helps one to realize the changes that came about, and when one begins to look at these changes one begins to question if progress has helped a livelihood or become more of a detriment to it. As one begins to contemplate the various changes in one's life, you begin to scrutinize how we came to be where we are today.
It is very healthy for a person to have something or someone to compare one's life with, to be able to know why one is where he or she is today.
We need more articles on how yesterday was, and today is and maybe how tomorrow will or could be.