Sweet Pig sorrow

I have worked for Piggly Wiggly for the past 26 years and at the Northbridge Store No. 43 for the majority of that time. The news of the store closing really saddens me.

This store has not been just a place of employment, but to many it has been a family. We have gone through so much together — deaths, births, illnesses, christenings and graduations — all the while we stood together as a united family.

We have been there through storefront changes to new managements. Still our family remained. We survived. Now the day has come that we have to say goodbye to a place where we have put in long hours, sweat and tears.

I am thankful for the opportunity to have met some fantastic people, in both our customers as well as our coworkers from the warehouse to the front office. Please know that Store No. 43 will be missed. Thanks for bringing folks into my life that I will never ever forget.

Much love to our customers, families and coworkers of Piggly Wiggly Store No. 43.

Always know that Mrs. Barbara loves you and will always keep you in my heart and prayers. Godspeed.

Barbara Burgess

Retired Lead Cook

Northbridge Piggly Wiggly

Store No. 43

Sam Rittenberg Boulevard

Charleston

Do the math

In a recent article in The Post and Courier, it was pointed out that over the last 10 years or so, income among middle-class families has plummeted, while income of wealthy families has skyrocketed.

What a shock. There has also been a lot written about the enormous federal debt — now exceeding $16 trillion.

At the same time, federal income taxes (taxes as a percent of total income) are now at a 60-year low.

I wonder if anyone has an idea how we might deal with these issues? Anyone?

Wayne Salkeld

Cross Timbers Drive

Mount Pleasant

Pull for G’town

Georgetown has suffered a terrible blow, but it will come back very strong.

I talked with my family friend, Georgetown City Councilman Paige Sawyer, who was walking that morning when he saw the fire.

Our hearts go out to these fine friends to the north of us. We wish them all the best.

From suffering comes wisdom.

Oscar N. Vick III

Sheldon Road

Charleston

Honor deserved

I was delighted to read in the Sept. 20 Post and Courier about the Charleston Bar Association honoring retired Judge Richard E. Fields with the James Louis Petigru Award.

I know Judge Fields to be a very proud and honorable man, and such an award will forever be the crowning glory of his many achievements.

I am a retired chief deputy Clerk of Court for Charleston County from the Hon. Howard A. Taylor era. I was the very first deputy clerk to be assigned as docket coordinator for Judge Fields when he initially became an S.C. Circuit Court judge.

I worked for many years with Judge Fields and I respect him immensely. Judge Fields, being black, was never comfortable being referred to as the black judge. Indeed the “blind black bailiff” who drew the juror names from the court jury drum never knew that the judge was black and never cared one way or the other.

Judge Fields’ judicial approach was always integrity. The second floor of the old Court House at Meeting and Broad streets was his domain, and what a pleasure it was to share that domain with him for so many years.

God bless the Honorable Richard E. Fields.

Robert A. Shaffer

Dorchester Road

North Charleston

Team rankings

I find it amusing that the Clemson-biased Post and Courier sportswriters chose to run the deceptive headline “Clemson ranked 3rd, USC 13th.” Of course, in the poll that Clemson ranked 3rd, USC ranked 12th, and in the poll that ranked USC 13th, Clemson was ranked 4th.

But there is one statistic that you can’t pretty up. The mighty South Carolina Gamecock football team has defeated Clemson in their past four meetings.

Lea Schwab

Bamfield Drive

Mount Pleasant