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Letters to the editor, Wednesday (3-11-15)

Support Salisbury’s new restaurant, Cafe Brazil

Kathy and I have dined with Santos regularly since he came here 25 years ago. Chef Santos restaurant on Fisher Street is one of the best restaurants in any town anywhere and we have him right here in Salisbury. He has now opened Cafe Brazil on Innes Street offering pizza and a modest menu of salads and Brazilian dishes.

He brought in Chef Marya from Hickory, who prepared a marvelous meal this evening. We look forward to a return trip to try the pizza, which will no doubt be excellent.

We implore you to support this new cafe downtown so that it will become as well known as the Fisher Street restaurant and remain with us for a long time.

— Doug and Kathy Aigner

Salisbury

Help children develop gifts, be who they are

To be who you are. One thing that I have learned is that we all are born special with our own, individual life spirit. Who we are is set from birth. A parent needs to help a child see his worth and specialness and use it the best he can. Never make a left-handed child become right-handed, as my parents did to me from day one. And I was told it was a long battle to do it, but they finally made me eat and write with my right hand. But everything else I do is from being left-handed, as in shooting a gun or kicking a ball. My life began from that to tell me I was doing something wrong in being who I am. My whole childhood was in making me become someone I just wasn’t. Being who I am was bad. That taught me to have no self-confidence. And when I entered college, it was taking courses my parents said I needed to take to become who they said I should be. And soon I quit.

I felt lost in a world that knew where it was going and I had no clue as to where I fit in.

Do not make these mistakes. If a child is left-handed, help him write beautifully that way. If he can draw well, help him take that talent to become an artist. In music, singing, in talking well or being a great story-teller to be a great novelist. We are born with a talent. A caring parent just needs to pay attention and help their child find it and make it become the best he can be with it. To like and love being who he just is. Peace Love Light & Music for all.

— Arthur Liles

China Grove

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