The Norman Transcript


February 2, 2014

In honor of Coy and Lou Wright

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

This letter to the editor is to honor Coy and Lou Wright and memories of them. They loved Norman and its people in all walks of life. If you happen to sit in front of Coy at church during the week when you opened your Bible, a gold dollar might fall out.

If you reached out to shake his hand, you might also end up with a gold dollar in your hand. He loved giving gold dollars to children, also.

Coy and Lou’s motto in life was scripture: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

They not only gave out gold dollars but also had hearts of gold. They reached out to help so many people with love and compassion, and yes, dollars, too.

Coy and Lou were passionate about the Norman Christmas Store. When our first grandchild was born in Orlando, Florida, my mother was struggling with Alzheimers. I didn’t know how we could leave our parents to go to Florida.

Lou assured me she would check on my parents and see that meals were provided which enabled us to go see our new grandson.

Their son-in-law Rick Alexander, who had to retire due to health reasons, was also wonderful to help people in need.

Today, there might not be as many gold dollars but their legacy is being carried out by Coy and Lou’s son Larry, his wife, Lori, their daughter Diana, and her husband, Tommy, their daughter Peggy and her husband Rick and grandson Tommy.



Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Just wondering about things

    Editor, The Transcript: Why are our companies still investing so much in China, now that they own over a trillion dollars of our debt? Why is China pouring billions into their military and threatening many of their neighbors? Why don’t we ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Expansion effect evaluated

    Editor, The Transcript: The effect of the Medicaid expansion rejection and acceptance on hospitals’ uncompensated costs are now being evaluated....

    July 31, 2014

  • Community Action mostly closed due to cutbacks

    Editor, The Transcript: The Community Action, at 1155 E Main St. in Norman, for decades has served Cleveland County with the following everyday services: a food pantry, short-term housing for the homeless, providing rides for those without ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Nutritional article should be accurate

    I read with interest the July 13 article “Are low-carb diets really healthy?” by Cassidie Day. Unfortunately, a number of statements in this article were incorrect. The first problematic statement was, “Carbs are an essential nutrient ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Hospital story headline was too sensationalized

    Editor, The Transcript: On July 18, The Transcript ran a front page article with the headline “Lawsuit filed against Norman Regional — Civil suit alleges improper billing practices by NRH and contracted physicians groups.” As a first page ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Help better than commentary

    For the last seven years, I have helped run Hands Helping Paws, an animal welfare and rescue group that fosters Norman’s abandoned animals and advocates for spay and neuter initiatives to reduce our community’s problems with stray and ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Stick to the sports

    Editor, The Transcript: Why must we, especially us nice conservatives, be subjected to political commentary in a sports column? I hear/view Fox News routinely and find their coverage quite acceptable. I also hear/view CNN and MSNBC. I ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Corporation Commission should should evaluate quakes, fracturing

    Editor, The Transcript: Is your house at risk of being damaged in an earthquake because of fracking? Maybe. We’ve seen more earthquakes and tremors in Oklahoma seven months into 2014 than in the two previous years combined. At the same ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Norman can stop fracking before it escalates

    Editor, The Transcript: There are 163 fracked wells within Norman city limits. With growing attention to health and safety concerns, the city is considering changes to the existing oil and gas ordinance....

    July 27, 2014

  • We should be offended by things that matter

    Editor, The Transcript: I’m offended. Why you say? I live in the USA, in Norman — a great town. What could possibly offend me? I’ll tell you. It’s people that are offended by the most meaningless things (what to call an evergreen tree in ...

    July 27, 2014