Letters to the Editor: July 24 – Salisbury Post – Salisbury Post | Candle Made Easy

Congratulations on not robbing any banks

In the first round of the 1925 US Open, Bob Jones prepared to hit a wedge shot from the 11th hole. He accidentally touched his ball with the wedge, causing it to move slightly. He punishes himself with a punch.

The officials couldn’t verify that the ball had moved, so they left the one-shot penalty to Jones, who insisted his ball was moving. A one-hit penalty that nobody but Jones had seen.

After the regular game, Jones was tied with Willie Macfarlane and he lost the 18-hole playoff to him. When people congratulated Jones on his honesty, he replied, “You might as well congratulate me on not robbing a bank.”

In this day and age, I think of Jones a lot because I read or hear from so many people who want to glorify a person for doing their job, doing the job the way the job description says. No one should be given extra applause for doing what is required or required. Therefore, he or she is able: — to perform by overcoming obstacles and difficulties encountered in carrying out the prescribed work,

As a wrestling coach, I reminded my protégés that iron sharpens iron, a paraphrase of Proverbs 27:17. These three words were printed on the back of our team t-shirts. The wrestlers understood that the best way to help a teammate become a better person and wrestler was to have a hard surface to sharpen. Both got better.

All cultures need heroes, people admired for their integrity, courage, and determination. However, let’s not set the bar too low. After all, in this case, we might as well be congratulating someone for not robbing a bank.

—Roger Barbee


The way they are

I will put it in simple terms.

I received the message you sent on July 4th

So here is my answer

What about belief?

Your ignorance has heated me up

A little crazy

Told my kids they did it

To get off the streets I once saw a rush of rebel flags

Don’t you think it’s kinda brave

That gave a percentage of the money

Was your hate parade financed by black people?

That consisted of innuendos that said “Heritage not Hate”

A march by Robert E. Lee

Cannons fire over the crowd

sons of the Confederates

That’s a slap in the face

Walk through the fair

I can’t believe what I saw

There was a shooting in Chicago

And you are giving away an AR 15

Hello Sundowntown

Forget how it used to be

Their motorcycle gangs with Confederate flags

Don’t intimidate me

People always say “that’s the way they are”

This is just crazy now

When four quarters make a dollar

Then we all have a right to change

– Gregory Burroff-Smith


Do we really need another Sheetz?

The proposed Sheetz on Peeler Road will add congestion to an already congested and dangerous intersection.

Getting off the freeway onto Peeler Road is already a challenge with the Pilot and Loves locations. Many drivers, not believing that the stop signs are for them, enter Peeler Road from the northbound on-ramp onto Peeler Road. Trucks are parked everywhere and many pull onto Peeler Road ahead of traffic.

I’m wondering how this went from a proposed voluntary annexation for this property to a zoning change to allow for this. I suspect the partially overturned sign on a property on Peeler Road that I saw the other day, which cannot be read from a car, is our lead.

I like Sheetz, but that doesn’t go well with it.

– Rebekah Herrmann


Everyone should see Moore’s exhibition

The Waterworks Visual Arts Center is currently hosting a very special exhibition in memory of our dear friend Don Moore who passed away this spring.

Anne Scott Clement, Executive Director, has worked with Don’s family to put together an amazing display of his prolific work, demonstrating his unparalleled skill and extensive knowledge of artistic techniques.

An exhibition by just one artist is very rare. However, Don’s impact on WVAC, on its hundreds of students, on his family and friends warrants an extraordinary effort.

His work has been featured in major national jury shows and he has taught at colleges and universities in Alabama and the Carolinas. After retiring from Mitchell Community College in 2004 after 32 years of teaching and as Director of the Art Department, he continued to teach figure drawing at WVAC.

He made himself fully available to WVAC and volunteered for whatever needed to be done, such as teaching visiting school children and serving on the board of directors. No job was too small for this charming man who even acted as a bouncer! Don was the first to receive the center’s Volunteer of the Year award.

WVAC staff want to make it easier for families who come over the weekend to visit this extraordinary exhibit. As such, WVAC will be open on six special Saturdays: July 23; 30th July; Aug 6, Aug 13; August 20 and August 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

We invite you to share our affection and respect for this very special man who we miss terribly.

— MT Sidoli


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