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Letters to Voices : Heroes

May 16, 1994

I am writing in response to "Let's Bring Superman Back" (April 25).

As a child of the mid-1950s, I grew up with what most children today might consider "corny" heroes in my life. The memories of TV's Superman and Lone Ranger will always be a part of the foundation of my values of what is right and wrong. The picture of George Reeves as "Superman" brings back thoughts of a simpler time when my heroes stood for "truth, justice and the American way" in their purest forms. In a nostalgic way, I still hold him up as a champion of justice and good deeds, although I know he was a mere man playing a part in a television show. I've tried to instill the values of these old television heroes to my three children (ages 7 to 10) but their generation has its own set of "heroes."

I am comforted to see that my "corny" values aren't lost totally to a younger generation. The heroes of our youth will always be a part of our lives. I just hope they inspire us toward what is noble and positive, worthy of being remembered as a "hero."

DOUG SWITZ

Fullerton

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