Published 12:00 am Monday, July 9, 2007

Firefighters, others offered
comfort and assistance
I would like to thank the Salisbury firefighters who stopped what could have been a potentially deadly fire. On June 27, my daughter’s home was struck by lightning, causing an attic fire. Not only did the firefighters respond in record time, my daughter said the firefighters were very nice and professional. They took the time to cover her furniture so it wouldn’t get water damage and at the same time took care of the firefighting business.
The gentleman and young lad who rang my daughter’s door bell to notify her of the fire were God-sent. Plus, 911 was already in action and dispatching. Thank you, sir, and thank you, young man, for really caring about others.
To all the neighbors in the Gold Hill Drive area who comforted my daughter, thanks so much. That’s what it’s all about, helping one another.
Thanks to the owners of the property, who are super people and reassured my daughter. Thanks to the Salisbury Police Department and other fire stations that may have been on the scene.
I can’t help but wonder what the world would be like if everyone was more concerned about others, instead of focussing on greed and the color of one’s skin.
But thank God we have professionals who help save homes and lives, even at the risk of losing their own. Thank you, firefighters. You are needed.
ó James E. Neely
East Spencer
Thanks for rescue aid
My family and I would like to extend a big “thank you” to all who helped in the rescue of my mother, Leona Funderburk, who was missing from Genesis Eldercare on June 30. We would like to thank the Salisbury Police Department and Rowan County Rescue Squad. We send a special thanks to Eddie Cress who had a big hand in coordinating so many people in such a short time.
There were so many people involved that we would not want to miss thanking anyone. We would also like to thank the K-9 units from all over North Carolina who became involved in the search.
Everyone was so helpful. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
ó Jo Ann Funderburk Austin
No free lunch? Think again
Two elderly ladies got a pleasant surprise the other day.
We went to Hendrix Barbecue for lunch. After we enjoyed our lunch and were getting ready to leave, the waitress came over and picked up our bill and said it had already been taken care of. We were so surprised, and she wouldn’t tell us who paid for our lunch.
We looked around and didn’t see anyone we knew. But whoever it was, we want to thank them. That made our day.
ó Bessie Ludwig and Lillian Harvell
Brother is deeply missed
We went to court yesterday for my sister Julie Craig’s murder charge, and it was a very difficult day. I want everyone to know that even though my brother Phillip Miller had his demons, as well as my sister, he was a very special person to so many people. He had such a good heart, and he will be missed, but my love for my brother will never change. I miss him and love him, but for now I will have to have comfort in knowing he is with God and not suffering with his health problems. He was very smart. His life was very valuable to me and my family. We all had a bond with him, including Julie, that no one will ever understand.
If more people in this society would turn to God and not to alcohol and drugs, the court system would not be as full as it was yesterday.
ó Connie Overcash
The soldier’s heavy burden
One of the reasons that so many veterans have problems and take so long to recover is that they feel like they are responsible for holding up the world, like Atlas. He carried the globe on his shoulders. Our soldiers sometimes seem to be carrying the problems of the whole world. That can make someone feel small and feeble and ineffectual.
On a related problem, this nation has always thrived on immigrants. We ought to relearn some of our own history.
ó Cody Yasinsac
A wonderful celebration
I was shocked that the Post didn’t have anything to write about the baseball game at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium between Team USA and Chinese Taipei. The game was outstanding, with fireworks afterward.
The staff at the stadium really put on a good show. This was just a wonderful Fourth of July celebration ó baseball, hotdogs and fireworks.
ó Robert Hammond