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Letters to the Editor - Dec. 9

December 08, 2011

A Life Remembered column hits home for reader

To the editor:

I would like to thank The Herald-Mail for its A Life Remembered column published each Sunday. This column takes a look back at the life of someone in the community who died recently.

Even though I may not always know the person, I always take time to read the article.

I was particularly impressed with the story of Kathryn Myers that was printed on Sunday, Nov. 20. What a great love story. And the photo of her and her husband, Jack, was absolutely fantastic — a picture of a very happy couple enjoying life and each other.

I did not know Kathryn Myers. I did, however, have the pleasure of meeting Jack once. We were at a church luncheon and he was introduced to my wife and me by his sister, Ivy Warner. Ivy was quite proud of brother Jack as he was of her.

According to the article, Jack and Kathryn were married for 69 years.

My present wife and I are both seniors, age 75 and 69, respectively. We are both products of divorce. We have only been happily married to each other for 10 years, a long way from Jack and Kathryn's 69 years.

We can't help but be envious of couples who remain in love and stay married for so many, many years. This is absolute true dedication to each other.

All hats are off to Jack Myers and his late wife, Kathryn, and all the devoted couples who have celebrated 40 years or more of happy marriage.

George S. Coyle

Hagerstown


Maryland Symphony Orchestra performance applauded

To the editor:

Kudos to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for a superb concert on Nov. 12! Their performance and programming were simply wonderful. Pachelbel's Canon live and as it was written for a chamber group (rather than a church organist) was exquisite, besides being superior to the radio-diffused performance on WETA 24 hours later.

There were almost too many high spots in this beautifully prepared concert, from some under-played works of Bach and Pergolesi to the uncommonly talented strings soloists and brass players. The Royal Fireworks Music is quite capable of blowing you away, especially in the hands of this orchestra.

Kudos in particular to the piccolo trumpeter, who must be at the top of his game. This is a vibrant group of professionals and I can't wait for the next concert, whatever they program.

Cathy Bodin

Emmitsburg, Md.


Reader feels blessed to be a born-again Christian

To the editor:

When I stop and think of some of the things I am blessed with, I think of my mother, who is still living alone at the age of 96. My mom and dad have seven children, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Of these 34 family members, my dad is the only one deceased. He died at 84 with pneumonia. Of all the 33 persons living, the combined total of years of ages is 1,461. I believe this is a miracle.

My husband and I have three children along with their families, all of whom I love dearly.

I am so thankful that I am a born-again Christian. I am far from being perfect and don't know what I would do without my faith in the Lord. I only know that if he could forgive a sinner like me, He surely can and will forgive anyone. It is only by His Grace and Mercy that I am assured of my Eternal Life in Heaven with Him.

I am so grateful to have a pastor like Robert C. Jones of Valley Assembly of God, who is very anointed and shows great concern for his congregation, especially when it comes to salvation of souls.

If you would like a very special Christmas gift, and you don't already have it, this would be the greatest gift you would ever receive, and it is free. The gift is this: That if you do not already know Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior, then please read John 3:3 in the Bible. If you don't have a Bible, this is how that verse reads "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." The only mediator between God and man is Jesus Christ, as stated in the Bible. So pray and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and ask Him to come into your heart as your lord and savior.

Please pray for a world revival, those serving our country, our government leaders, pastors, missionaries and those in need. Thank you and God bless all.

Mary "Amy" Myers

Hagerstown

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