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Opinion

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.

BOBBY AND FRANCINE BARNARD

Norman

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