Letters to the editor for Dec. 19

December 18, 2013 

Close call with purse

I attended the recent Rock Hill Christmas Parade. When I left and went to drop off a friend at her house, I realized I did not have my purse in my car.

I left there and immediately went back down Oakland Avenue where a police car was still blocking traffic to the street where I had parked.

I parked at a business across the street and approached the police car. Upon telling the officer I had lost my purse, he said, “Are you Winnie Evans?”

I said yes, and he reached in the car and brought out my purse. He said, “You are one lucky person. A good Samaritan found your purse and brought it to me.”

I want to thank this person for his or her honesty, and the police officer who helped me. It is great to know there are still honest and caring people.

Needless to say, I was in a panic. May God bless you!

Winnie Evans

Fort Mill

We must guard country

I live in Rock Hill and am retired, a widower, a proud parent and grandfather. Over 40 years ago, I volunteered to serve as an infantry first lieutenant in Vietnam. I returned home to resume my life as a civilian.

Now I find that I no longer can remain anonymous and silent about our current national condition. Regardless of our political persuasion, when we joined the military, then as now, we swore an oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all foes, foreign or domestic.” It’s probably similar to the oaths taken by our president, senators, congressmen and members of the Supreme Court.

Additionally, we solemnly swore to abide by certain general orders and the Military Code of Conduct. One of the most precious tenets of that code follows: “I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard our country and our way of life.”

I now ask our president and elected officials in Congress to place this important element of our military code foremost in their minds as they deliberate the future of our country. In their elected capacity, they, too, serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.

Daniel P. Reimer

Rock Hill

Season of warm feelings

It’s during the Christmas season each year that we feel the presence of the good Lord through the activities and relationships we encounter. On Dec. 7 I attended the Central City Optimist Club’s annual Senior Citizens’ Banquet.

From the moment we entered the room until we left, the members of the club showered us with many memorable blessings. These greetings, musical selections and prayers brought about warm feelings in those attending.

We appreciated the delicious meal and the wonderful gifts they gave us. A thousand thanks to all who had a part in this celebration.

Tom Shealy

Rock Hill

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