Letters to the Editor: Feb. 7, 2018

Residents talk about the Eagles, surviving being shot and the KKK in this week’s letters to the editor.

The Eagles are №1

This is The Eagles Polka, the Polish-American cheer for the Philadelphia Eagles. Enjoy.

Strike up the music and join in the fun.

Time for the Eagles polka.

Grab a partner and shout it out loud.

Join in the Eagles polka.

The Eagles from Philly, they’re №1.

Strike up the Eagles polka.

’cause everybody has the mania,

for the Eagles from Pennsylvania.

Fly Eagles Fly.

You are the very best.

Fly Eagles Fly.

You stand out from all of the rest.

Share the spirit.

The Eagles are №1.

It’s time to spread good cheer,

’cause everyone is here,

to cheer for Philly’s Eagles!

Michael Blichasz

East Torresdale

Thank you to the Eagles

If you were not an Eagles fan, or a Patriots fan, and you watched Super Bowl LII, you would have to admit that you watched the most entertaining Super Bowl in history, if not the greatest. If you were an Eagles fan, no doubt about it.

There were so many memorable moments that they will be replayed for years and years to come. From the Eagles’ opening field goal conversion drive to the Brady Hail Mary and every play in between. Unbelievable. Thank you, Eagles.

Tom Wetten

Modena Park

Cartoon inspired Eagles

I believe this cartoon by Tom Stiglich of the Northeast Times that showed a dog mask on William Penn and an eagle flying with a Super Bowl LII banner in his mouth was Philly’s lucky charm. Congratulations, Eagles.

Jean C. Pleis

Lawncrest

Victim looks to the future

In response to an article, A story of survival, published on Dec. 6, 2017.

You may have read my story in the Northeast Times. Three months have passed since I was shot while attempting to assist an accident victim. Three months of sleepless nights, balance issues and, sadly, blindness and deafness of my right side. Applications for medical assistance and Social Security long ago sent.

This is not intended to be a pity story.

The old adage that life can change in the blink of an eye is one I now understand. Things changed. I appreciate things for their simplicity now. Our beautiful grandchildren. Playing with the boys…holding and feeding our 2-month-old granddaughter.

Work options are virtually nonexistent. So retirement is upon me now. Daily naps are a thing of the past.

You may find it strange, every day is like a holiday for me now. Holiday in that I am here. Fraction of an inch I am not here.

So be happy for me… because I don’t dwell on the past — because I have a future.

Kevin M. Neibauer

North Philadelphia

Vigil held to protest KKK

The KKK recently distributed literature in our community that promotes intolerance, hatred and bigotry.

In response to this, I will be hosting a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park, located at 220 Mineral Ave. in Willow Grove.

This event is being held to respectfully encourage understanding and peaceful engagement. The public is invited to attend.

If you have any questions, please call my district office at 215–674–3755.

Rep. Thomas P. Murt

152nd Legislative District