2001-10-27 / Letters

Shed Tears Over Letter

Shed Tears Over Letter

Dear Editor,

I am a first year student at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.   Weekly, I go online to read The Wave.  In the wake of the WTC attacks, I try to find positive articles and letters about the town that I love so well.  In the past few weeks I have read countless stories of heroism by residents of my hometown.  These stories and poems are what give me pride about who I am and where I come from.  Last week, in the October13th edition of the Wave, I read a gutless, heart-wrenching letter by a former resident of The Rockaways named Bob Nesoff.  Tears rolled down my face as I began reading the article, my stomach felt like it was being ripped open.  The crude comments made me build up anger and frustration, for a time I even hated Bob. The truth is, Bob has no idea what Broad Channel and Rockaway are as a community.

 Bob, nothing ever stays the same after fifty years.  If it did, then we would be really "modern" and "without personality."  What does remain the same are the values that this community shares.  I have always been proud about where I am from and never have I been more proud then these past few weeks.  I am only away for 2 months, and I can appreciate my roots already.

SEAN TUBRIDY


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