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April 22, 2013

Readers' Forum 4-22 | Good Samaritan aided ailing wife

JOHNSTOWN — Every now and then, the helpfulness and friendliness of the people in the Johnstown area comes out. This was evident on April 16 at the Food Court in The Galleria.

My wife has diabetes and is her glucose level is prone to drop. This occurred, and I had to go ahead of the line in order to get her something to drink.

A very nice woman asked the clerk to wait on us before her so my wife could get some sugar in her system. She not only permitted us to go before her, but she also assisted my wife to get a table and get a drink while I was getting our food.

Then she helped me carry our food to the table because I use a walker.

We wanted to thank her again when we were finished eating, but she had left.

Thank you from the bottom of our heart. There are really angels among us. We met one.

Bert and Rita Waligora


Speak out to reverse country’s free fall

While visiting family and relatives for the Easter holiday, I saw a letter written by August Gatto of Ebensburg on “Obamacare drawbacks continue to surface,” (March 31) and I thank him for his contribution. I, too, have had letters published in Readers’ Forum, and it occurred to me that many other “patriots” of The Tribune-Democrat’s readership have had an awakening to the treachery of the Obama administration. To these patriots, I salute you to wit:

Dr. Bill Choby, Latrobe: “Obama slogan a political oxymoron,” i.e., forward.

Ed McGarvey, Hooversville: “Romney is right about those on gov’t. dole,” i.e., where is truth in media reporting?

Frank Spriggs Jr., Johnstown: “Crystal-balling on Obama’s second term,” i.e., will voters wake up to Obama’s agenda?

Bernie Bolha, Upper Yoder Township: “Spiritual values missing in Dems’ platform,” i.e., attacks on religion.

Kirstin DiNinno, Central City: “Removing God’s name from bill meaningless,” i.e., striving to push God out of his universe.

Sam Contakos, Johnstown: “Beware of candidates, be wise to political ads,” i.e., for voters not be led astray by false prophets.

Ken Mesko Sr., Johnstown: “Our nation must stop compromising with evils,” i.e., we are being sold a bill of goods, not a Bill of Rights.

Joseph Torchia Sr., Johnstown, “Anonymous writer lacking conviction,” i.e., a critic of Torchia’s letter referencing the governments dictating of the Catholic church.

To all readers, listen to the patriots, become involved and speak out to reverse the downward trend of our society and country.

Edward C. Denk

Lakewood, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown

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