Letters to the editor – Tuesday 10-25-11
Magnificent lady had captivating style
This past week, Salisbury lost one of its loveliest Roses.
Just as the flower spreads its fragrance and beauty, Rose Post gave so much of herself to others in our community. Her captivating style of journalism and, more importantly, her genuine love and concern for others made Rose one of Salisburyís greatest treasures.
The recent articles by Mark Wineka in the Salisbury Post portrayed Rose so well and serve as a wonderful tribute to the legacy of this magnificent lady. Certainly, to know Rose Post was to love her.
Those who had the privilege to know or work with Rose will miss her greatly. Those who did not know Rose can benefit from her example and will surely be blessed by her goodness and her many contributions to improving the quality of life for so many in our community.
ó Ronnie Smith
Rose, Leader II & me
During the ice storm of December 2002, I received a call at work from Rose Post wanting do to a column about Mary Hanford and her dog Leader II staying at the hotel where I worked. Having been in the area less than two years, I have to admit I was not a Salisbury Post reader nor was I familiar with Rose.
After a few minutes of conversation, I suddenly got nervous talking to her, as I was very protective of Liddy Dole and her entourage whenever they stayed with us. I asked Rose ěYouíre not going to write something bad, are you?î
She burst out laughing and explained to me that Liddy and her had been friends forever. That column was published on Dec. 13, 2002, and what a treat it was.
Needless to say, I became addicted to her and could not wait to read her columns. (The rest of the paper came in second). I, like everyone, was so sad when she retired, and of course even more so when she passed. I thank you for all the chuckles you have given me over the years.
ó Daniele Prevost Pribble
Making city special
Weíve all seen ěCurb Appeal: The Blockî on HGTV. Sunday, dozens of us created our own ěshowî on South Shaver Street, appropriately called ěBlockwork.î Under the guidance of city planner and landscape architect Lynn Raker, Junior Civitans, Livingstone College students, neighbors, friends, city staffers, garden lovers, high school students, politicians and a marvelous group of ěchurch ladiesî gave up their Saturday plans to give this neighborhood a facelift as part of ěMake a Difference Day.î
Fences unifying the look of the neighborhood were installed and painted, foundations were planted, shrubs were trimmed back and gardens weeded, facades were painted, brick walks and details were installed, sidewalks were edged and swept, driveways were graveled, balustrades were added ó and that was just in the 200 block!
Since my team was busy on the 200 block, I donít know the details of the 300 block transformation, just the result ógorgeous! So when you are out and about, take a moment to drive through this area. It will remind you just what makes Salisbury ěOne Special Place.î I am grateful to have been part of it.
ó Julie Apone