‘Taubman dream’ column stinks
Thank you, Messers. Dalhouse, Porterfield and Turner, for your illuminating commentary, “Parody can be useful; disrespect never is” (Nov. 1).
Several years ago, Dan Casey took on a Roanoke institution, the Texas Tavern, and its owner, Jim Bullington, in a hatchet job of epic proportions. Now he decides to take on two Roanoke icons, Heywood Fralin and Nick Taubman, in his column “Dream a little dream of the Taubman” (Oct. 28). And for good measure, he throws Jenny Taubman under the bus.
The Taubman Museum of Art is an invaluable asset to Roanoke, and may one day be a destination attraction.
For Casey to ridicule the two men who did so much to make it happen is abhorrent. Satire has its place, but this was mean-spirited drivel.
Does the Taubman Museum have problems? Absolutely. Are they fixable? You bet; and with the leadership of Fralin, Nick and Jenny Taubman, Warner Dalhouse, Bittle Porterfield, James Turner and many others in the Roanoke Valley, it will be fixed.
And, for what it’s worth, I like the architecture.
Frank T. West