Mailbag - September 2023
From one leftie to another
This 70-year-old left-handed drummer loved the article on lefties [Lefty Living in a Righty-Run World: Southpaws unite! by Cathy Gordon, Aug. 2023]. On the rare occasions when I’ve sat in for right-handed drummers, I always ask if I can switch the high-hat cymbals and the snare drum. With that one easy change I can make do.
I remember that buying baseball gloves for Little League was a different story. A dozen styles for the righties and one for the lefties. You'd better like it, and forget about playing catcher.
Rock ‘n’ roll will never die, and go Astros!
The importance of looking back
Dear Ms. Gabriel: Thank you very much for writing and illustrating about the Fort Bend Reporter newspaper editor, Mr. Clymer Wright, your dear father, and his journalism days. Your August 2023 gobsmacked retelling of the “Undertold Story” of the Jaybird Democratic Association was really great [The Jaybird/Woodpecker War by Cindy Gabriel, Aug. 2023]. Reading it gives a reader a heartfelt joy and a history appreciation all wrapped up in one redeeming warm comfort.
Please continue to share these important pieces of our Texas history in your articles and publications. These gems contribute to a better understanding of life here for many of us. All of us.
Mar A. Molina
Travel column brings back memories
Working with Tracy on our travel story [World Travel: The University of Life by Tracy L. Barnett, Aug. 2023] was great and the process was easy! She’s a true professional and our entire family was engaged as she interviewed us/asked questions. Going through this experience brought back lots of awesome memories!
Car story fuels conversation
Thanks for doing such a great job on the article [Model Citizen: David Nemon details his memories by Cheryl Ursin, July 2023]. Suzie [Nemon] spent a good amount of time sending the article to all her friends and mine too. And I’ve received a lot of comments on how well the article was written. Thanks again. Really appreciate it very much.
Sixty-five years later
Joni, Andria, and all of The Buzz staff involved in the Lamar Class of 1958 65-year reunion story [Like No Time Had Passed: Sixty-five years after Lamar graduation by Andria Frankfort Dilling, June 2023], I cannot tell you what joy you have brought to an appreciative group of octogenarians! When we started planning our reunion a year and a half ago, we had no idea how many people would eventually be touched by our special event. Who would have thought that we would soon be known far beyond the boundaries of Southwest Houston.
Thank you for your comprehensive review of our student life in the 1950s. You took the time to interview several of us, thus making our high school years come to life through our quotes.
The juxtaposition of the mid-century black and white photos with current ones depicts the historical element of your story.
Thank you again for your excellent job in telling the story of our special reunion!
Carole Stevens Mattingly
Correction: Quiz Bowl Champs
In Battle of Wits: Quiz bowl works your brain by Cheryl Ursin, Aug. 2023, we printed that the T.H. Rogers’ Quiz Bowl A-team placed 23rd at the Middle School National Championship Tournament; however, the team placed 13th at the national tournament. We apologize for the error.
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