Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - June 10, 2007

Support of community has been touching

Please allow us to extend through The Herald our deepest thanks and appreciation for the overwhelming support that our family has been given by so many people throughout York County in recent weeks. The sequential losses of Gale's mother, Margaret Nesius, followed so soon by the passing of our daughter, Dina, have made this time extraordinarily difficult, but we have been sustained -- and humbled -- by so many who have been in touch personally, and still others who have relayed their thoughts and prayers to us through the extended Winthrop University family.

These countless expressions of personal thoughtfulness eloquently demonstrate why Rock Hill has continued to be our home for almost two decades now. We remain grateful to be part of such a wonderful and caring community.

Tony and Gale DiGiorgio

Rock Hill

Dys columns bring joy to reader

I am writing this in hopes that it will let Andrew Dys know that I really enjoy all his columns in the paper. I promise I read each one. I look forward to the next one.

I am 74 years old. I don't have the opportunity to go out much, but when Andrew went to the basketball game in Washington, I felt like I was there along beside him. Oh, that was a great week for me. All the things he writes about are real, and there isn't any one person better to write this column than Mr. Dys! His heartfelt messages ring true with every subject he touches upon. The only jerk is the one that calls someone a jerk.

I personally love dogs. But I don't like snakes. Everyone can like what they want to. But I am sure Mr. Dys doesn't dislike anything or anyone. He also has a great humor that makes him the greatest writer I know. Mr. Dys, when someone tries to put you down, remember we all come in contact with those jerks, that if they thought about what jerk means, then they could see themselves in the mirror when they look back.

I hope he keeps up the good thing he is doing. I, for one, am happy when I get my Herald each day.

P.S. Your nose isn't big.

Melissa Lyles