Oliver Williams: Punch line

May 14, 2013 

Punch line

Ol’ Nettie Grove is at it still, giving a city planner a punch in the eye and getting a headline in the process (“Raleigh uproots 83-year-old widow,” May 13 Josh Shaffer column).

Once, Nettie was before the City Council attending to potholes on her street. A young councilman asked, “Where exactly is Ileagnes Road?”

Nettie’s reply: “If you don’t know now, you had better find out before the next election.”

Good going, Nettie.

Oliver Williams

City Council, 1973, Raleigh

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