Letters to the Editor

Leslie Shaw Klinger: Gallo Center a blessing

Gallo Center a blessing

I am writing to thank Lynn Dickerson and all the wonderful people (staff and volunteers) at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

On Sept. 26, our family took my mom, Laura Crocco Shaw, to see Bob Newhart for an early birthday present (she will turn 93 on Oct. 9). The staff and the volunteers provided her with a night to remember. Newhart’s performance was fabulous. All in all, it was a wonderful way to celebrate my mother’s birthday.

If you have not yet had a chance to patronize the Gallo Center, check the calendar of upcoming events. I guarantee you will find something you can enjoy and afford. Thank you, Lynn, for bringing such a fine diversity of acts to Modesto. As a community, we are blessed to have this type of venue here for all of us to enjoy!

Leslie Shaw Klinger, Modesto

Appreciation for Doctors

Last month, I had a total knee replacement at Doctors Medical Center done by Dr. Robert Cash. I was in the hospital for 2 1/2 days. During my stay at Doctors, I was taken care of very well by the nurses as well as other staff members.

In my 78 years, I hadn’t been in the hospital before so I did not know what to expect. I was overwhelmed with kindness. After my release from the hospital, I had to go back to the ER room. It was full of people, but I was taken in within 30 minutes. They took care of my problem and there was nothing but kindness throughout the whole hospital. I can’t thank them enough. Thank you to the entire hospital and staff.

Clarence Siler, Riverbank

Memories of a paperboy

I am in a bit of a nostalgic mood as I write this letter. Exactly 50 years ago, I was a 14-year-old Modesto Bee paperboy. I delivered the daily afternoon and Sunday morning newspapers on my bicycle (no Saturday service). Thanksgiving was the most dreaded day of the year because of the large Thanksgiving Day newspaper.

Today I am 64, live in Minnesota and fly Boeing 747s for Delta Airlines. I fly all over the world, but I still consider Modesto my hometown. I still visit Modesto as often as possible to keep in touch with friends and relatives.

Much has changed in the last 50 years, but the work ethic I acquired while working as a paperboy for The Bee has served me well. I often think of my old district manager, Bill Wishon, and other old friends from the Bee. I wish them well, wherever they are.

My best wishes to all the Modesto Bee employees, especially the carriers who brave the elements every day to “put the paper on the porch.”

William Ramsey, Eagan, Minn.

Don’t despair when insulted

Re “Must I join church to get help?” (Letters, Sept. 26): Yes, there is good and evil everywhere – even in your church! We are here on earth to know and to walk with God! We are born again; he will give us a helper which is the Holy Spirit! He wants us to be separated unto him. God wants us for himself now! Blessed are you when people insult you! They are of a different world! They will lie about us and lie about Jesus! Jesus will take care of our reputation. We will be persecuted but our reward will be heaven! Keep the faith and may God bless you!

Randy Carter, Modesto