Former Drewryville resident still proud of his town

Published 10:14 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016

To the Editor:

On Wednesday, May 25, I paid a visit to the small town of Drewryville, Virginia.

Oddly, I was born there and raised until 18 years old. So happens I was one of 11 students to graduate in the final class at Drewyrville High School in 1943, now torn down.

Just riding through the town street was most enjoyable.

World War II was in full swing and one week before I turned 18. I enlisted in the Navy and spent 2-1/2 years. [I] returned to home for the summer before enrolling in college.

As years have passed, I visited routinely seeing friends and family.

The highlight of my trip was the beauty of the homes and lawns. All freshly painted and mowed, no junk cars or for sale signs and all neat and polished.

I want to congratulate the property owners and residents of the town for how nice it looks to the general public. Good job to all for making my home town worth visiting to outsiders as the world suffers for lack of care.

Douglas M. Thomas
South Prince George