Letter to the Editor

Snider, others never let spirit be handicapped

Saturday, June 21, 2003

To the editor:

I had arrived early for the meeting of the agricultural committee of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and remained in my pickup as a van pulled alongside.

I watched in silent admiration as the driver manipulated doors, slipped into a wheelchair, opened the back of the van and drove himself to our meeting room.

That was my twilight introduction to Dr. Edward Snider, a valuable member of the committee. Nothing in his spirit was handicapped.

I recall him along with "Wheels" Kelly and others in our community. Living with adversity and dying heroically, they worked without complaining and tell us something of the human spirit.


Cape Girardeau