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Letters to the editor – Saturday (12-24-11)

Salisbury at Christmas: A place of magical beauty
This morning I felt this magical feeling as I drove to work in the dark and rain. The lights on the trees that lined the Innes Street bridge were sparkling. Then I spotted the giant star in the center of downtown.
Glancing up, I noticed a family tree in an apartment on the top floor of the Wallace building.
As I entered the historic district, I noticed how beautifully decorated the gazebo, bell tower and sessions house looked. I wondered who made this magic happen.
I may not live in New York city but this is my beautiful town, and I am proud to live here.
The prettiest sight youíll see …
ó Theresa P. Pierce
Salisbury
Pay it forward
My mother was in Garyís Barbecue in China Grove on Dec. 21. She went by herself because she wanted a sandwich. As she was eating, the waitress came and got her check and said it was taken care of.
My mother is 74 years old, and we have lived in this area our whole life. She looked around and asked the waitress who had taken care of her bill. The waitress pointed to a couple as they were walking out the door, but mother did not know them.
It brought tears to her eyes, and she would love to know who these people are.
A very generous gesture brightened the day of a senior citizen. We would love to personally thank this person.
ó Sandy Whitaker
China Grove
A thank you and a prayer
I want to thank all of the doctors, nurses, technologists and other health-care providers who have helped me during my medical issues.
I also want to thank my family, which is always there for me with love and support.
I want to pass this prayer on to all of you. It is from my heart.
My children, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren, may you have peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you, and may you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
May God bless you and keep you safe. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Thank you so very much.
ó Loraine Goodman
Salisbury

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