Two stopped to help
Last week I ran out of gas on my moped. I pushed my bike to within a block of a gas station and then ran out of energy. I then stuck my thumb out.
After a while a nice lady at least 20 years younger than me stopped to see what I needed. I said I needed a ride for my bike to the gas station. Shortly after that Officer E. Little also offered help.
The three of us lifted my bike onto the back of her truck and took it to the station. I got the gas I needed and went on my way.
Officer Little gave me his card for this letter, but the lady refused, saying she wasn’t from around here. After maybe 2,000 drivers passed me by, these two Samaritans helped me, and I wish to thank them for their help.
I am sorry to say that we have fewer Samaritans today than when I was 30 years younger. But I still believe in the principle of passing down the bread of mercy. Individual donations are important, but bouts of mercy are more important than dollars given to charity. Thank you to all those Samaritans in America.
Hugh Haynsworth IV
Leave opinion off front page
I see by Thursday’s Herald that Andrew Dys (“‘Mercy killing’ or not, Rock Hill murder-suicide still frightening”) continues to pamphlet for liberal causes, and this time from The Herald's front page. Honest journalism would have demanded that his article on “murder-suicide” be placed on the editorial page, but few who read this are old enough to remember honest journalism.
What is both humorous and sad is that Dys thinks he is being clever by couching his anti-Second Amendment rant in the unfortunate deaths of local citizens. Not only is this tactic shameless but it is also outdated, since the myth of the “compassionate liberal” has long ago been exploded. Apparently Dys didn’t get the memo.
Preachers had message
Regarding the recent letter from Steve Vogel about street preachers at Christmasville: Yes, Mr. Vogel, there is a Jesus.
Does he realize what the true magic of Christmas is? In today’s world it is easy to forget. The true magic of Christmas does not lie in a fictional character sitting in a sleigh being pulled by flying reindeer. The true magic of Christmas is the miracle birth of a child sent by his heavenly Father to die for the sins of man.
It is a celebration of the birth of the Christ child, which is the greatest gift of all. I am sorry if Mr. Vogel’s children were frightened. I am sure that was not the intent of the street preachers.