Mailbag - November 2020
We’re happy Dr. Marco is happy
I am getting a lot of amazing feedback regarding Cathy Gordon’s article about me [When Life Has Other Plans: A spine surgeon’s journey with quadriplegia, October 2020]. The article’s words give me strength, hope and courage. I thank you for that. I’m grateful and happy that others are gaining inspiration from it. It’s beautiful. I’m honored that she took the time to put so much heart into the story. Thank you!
Dr. Rex Marco
Editor’s note: Dr. Marco, we are so honored that you shared your powerful story with us. Find this article here.
Uplifted by refreshing story
I just finished reading When Life Has Other Plans. It was such an inspiring story on Dr. Rex Marco! What impressed me the most is he is so driven and focused on what he can do with his life, even being a quadriplegic. It makes me wonder he must have a very solid upbringing in order to be so motivated and not feeling sorry for himself and complaining about why this happened to me. We all are feeling Covid-19 pandemic fatigue, and it's so refreshing and uplifting about Dr. Rex Marco that we can learn to be resilient and there’s light after the tunnel.
Spreading the Rex news
What an amazing article about Dr. Rex Marco. He is such an amazing man, truly one of a kind. I appreciate so much The Buzz Magazines’ efforts in putting together this piece and directing people to the fund (www.teambcirelieffund.org/rex-marco). I have been getting an influx of emails from people who have read the article. News about Rex travels fast!
Kerstin Williamson, VP/Director of Team BCI Relief Fund
Cindy Gabriel a menace no longer
When I worked at KEYH Radio during my college years, the day the cops showed up in the newsroom to arrest Cindy for a mountain of unpaid parking tickets was the stuff of legend. All the years since, I've assumed your columnist was a public menace who scoffed at the notion of poking change into parking meters. Somehow I should have guessed that Jack Cato was the mastermind behind her serial pilfering of the public till.
Anybody who chased enough stories to run up $4,000 worth of unpaid parking tickets – in 1970s dollars – has my respect.
And her name is Winter
Thank you so much for featuring us in your September issue [Love Blooms: When the wedding went on, by Jennifer Oakley]! We had so many friends and family tell us that they saw our love story, not just in The Tanglewood/River Oaks Buzz, but also in Memorial, West U and Bellaire as well.
Jennifer Oakley wrote such a beautiful article, and here is something fun – the last line of Jennifer's article says: "Meredith and Aaron are expecting their first child this winter." I couldn't tell Jennifer at the time, but we already knew we are having a girl, and her name is Winter! Thanks again. We couldn't be more grateful for this special memory.
Meredith and Aaron Taylor
And that, indeed, is Margie
How can I ever thank you [Buzz editor Joni Hoffman] and Cathy [Gordon] enough for that lovely story on Margie [And That's Margie: Tales of love, loss and laughter, September 2020]! I've written and seen a lot of pieces about her, but nothing tops this one. It was readable, interesting and a wonderful introduction to an amazing Houston woman who's still going strong at age 97. What a treat to get such great play in The Buzz Magazines. Margie is as pleased as I am, as I'm sure she's told you. Thanks again so very much.
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