The first, Sharon in ER, who found in my purse a way to contact my family. She not only calmed my fears, she found clothes for me, which I think were her own. Kindra, also in the ER, who two days later took delivery of my luggage, which was finally located, and brought it to my room. How do you thank people like this?
I was to stay two more days in a hospital room with two more angels disguised as nurses and Dr. Miller. I was taken care of by friends, I was not a number. Everyone I am sure is treated the same way by these three women, but they made me feel special. The city of Philly and Jefferson Hospital have much to be proud of.
My only regret was not feeling well enough to have a famous Philly steak! Thank you, Jefferson Hospital and the city of Philadelphia.
Del Rio, Texas
Re: "Is S. Philly Bird-watching really illegal?" (Stu Bykofsky, Sept. 4).
I am a South Philadelphian who has also been shooed away by some too-powerful-feeling security guard in a golf cart. I wish I would have had the guts to call him out the way Mike Henkel did. Kudos to him!
I love the Birds as much as any other Philadelphian, but sometimes they feel that they are so powerful and so above the "common folk" that we can't even "stand still" for a moment to watch them practice. It is absolutely ridiculous!
These and other articles, such as the ones written by Ronnie Polaneczky about Philadelphia Parking Authority abuse, are the most pertinent, interesting, and important ones to true Philadelphians. This stuff matters to us!
Shame on the Eagles and shame on the city for backing this insanely pompous and arrogant practice!
Let's remind them of the fact that when the kelly-green Eagles practiced at 13th and Packer, anyone was allowed to stop, stand and watch. What's different from then to now? Some of my fondest memories were of going to my grandma's house on 13th Street and walking around the corner to watch my idol Randall Cunningham throw passes to Fred Barnett. What's changed with them moving a few blocks away?
This is a perfect example of the Eagles feeling that they are above us "common folk" and dictate what we do on public property. I love 'em but, at the same time, screw 'em.
I hope Mr. Henkel continues to step on the green grass around the NovaCare Center and refuses to be deterred.
Here are a few thoughts about the Democratic convention:
Remember how they vilified George Bush's flyover after Hurricane Katrina? They said he didn't care about poor people dying. So, what did President Obama do during Hurricane Isaac? He went on the campaign trail, stuffing his pockets with money.
Which is more insensitive?
After all the yelling and screaming about the voter-ID law, they wouldn't let "God" in the door.
Then Michelle Obama tells us that Obama (who was working in a law office), didn't have enough sense to buy the correct size shoes. Then he went "Dumpster diving." After that, he picked up Michelle in a car with no bottom.
Would her parents really let her in that kind of car? Would she let her girls get in such a car?
Better times ahead?
This notion that Americans should be better off four years after President Obama took office blatantly ignores the devastating conditions under which he took office.
The recently departed author/activist Gore Vidal once described America as the "United States of Amnesia." We seem to have such short memory spans. And that's the way the sideshow barker Republicans like it.
The phony conservative party leaders insist that Americans need only to base their presidential choice on an oversimplified, disingenuous question: Are you better off than you were four years ago?
Never mind that this country was already losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month, in the wake of the most disastrous and crooked presidency in history, when Obama took the reins at the White House.
Of course, the House Republicans planned it this way. After the last two years in particular of obstructing the president's every attempt to address our economic woes, they childishly and hypocritically point the finger at Obama and insist, "He did it!"
Even the most powerful of swimmers can only get so far in stormy waters - with a ball and chain clasped to his ankle. At least, Obama hasn't gone under and taken this country with him. To the contrary, he may just be finding his rhythm.
Cape May, N.J.