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Grantham's example one of service

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Seventy years ago today, the city of Augusta welcomed Don A. Grantham into the world. His arrival was nothing special, as he was one of many children born that day in the city by the river, but his life would become special to the city he calls home.

To this day, he serves Augusta in a multitude of ways; elected leader, proud citizen, and successful business owner. Don Grantham has given a tremendous amount of his time, energy and effort not only as a citizen, but as a husband, father, and grandfather.

My sister and I are writing to all of you today to let you know that the energy and focus he put into raising us into responsible adults has been successfully transferred and magnified into serving all of you.

Over the years, our father has set an example for us that is difficult to match. He has given and continues to give so much to the city and state he loves, while also providing love to our mother and our respective families.

Simply put, he is our hero, and we are proud to call ourselves his children.

We are proud that he has shown us that serving one's fellow man is a worthwhile endeavor and rewarding in ways that are difficult to describe.

So, on this day, we celebrate his 70th birthday by telling all of you that while we have chosen other paths in life that have taken us from this special place, we are honored to be with him today to celebrate his birthday, life and his service to this great city.

Happy birthday to you Dad. May you have many more.

Zoe Grantham Gawrych

Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Don Anthony Grantham, Jr.

New Albany, Ohio

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HillGuy
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HillGuy 12/26/08 - 03:58 am
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What a strange letter to the

What a strange letter to the editor. It reads like an obituary.

pofwe
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pofwe 12/26/08 - 10:51 am
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It's getting "deep" in here,

It's getting "deep" in here, ya'll.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/26/08 - 11:59 am
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And don't forget that Don

And don't forget that Don Grantham has never met a tax increase he didn't like.

Former Augustan
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Former Augustan 12/26/08 - 01:24 pm
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This is funny . . . I went to

This is funny . . . I went to high school with Don, and he never once spoke to me as I recall -- Guess I was from the wrong side of the tracks . . . .

gcap
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gcap 12/26/08 - 01:31 pm
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In tribute to Mr. Grantham,

In tribute to Mr. Grantham, he raised his children to live in communities other than Augusta. Wonder why?

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ugsn00 12/28/08 - 09:52 pm
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How sad that people will sit

How sad that people will sit down at their computer and actually take the time to write negative comments! I think it is a lovely way to honor a loved ones 70th birthday. Not many children take the time to honor or even feel that way about their parents!!

John Stamm
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John Stamm 09/25/09 - 09:50 pm
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This man honestly feels

This man honestly feels elite.

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