Prolific newspaper letter writer from Shelton gets to meet the editor

Crosby Commons resident Dick De Witt, left, spends time with Mike Daly, editorial page editor of the Connecticut Post.

Crosby Commons resident Dick De Witt, left, spends time with Mike Daly, editorial page editor of the Connecticut Post.

 

Dick De Witt, a resident of Crosby Commons in Shelton, has been writing letters to the editor of the Connecticut Post for more than two decades.

Some of his written comments in response to columns and editorials penned by the Post’s Michael J. Daly through the years have been published. Yet even after many faithful years of reading the Post and sharing his comments, De Witt never had the opportunity to meet the editor whose writings he followed — until now.

With the help and coordination of Crosby Commons Activities Director Mary Ann Milano, De Witt had the pleasure of meeting Daly, editorial page editor for the Connecticut Post, for lunch on April 16.

The lunch visit took place in the Crosby Commons dining room, offering a chance for Daly to spend time with De Witt — who lived in Fairfield before moving to Shelton — and other Crosby residents.

 

A book

After lunch, Daly thanked the residents for their hospitality and presented De Witt with a gift — a copy of the book “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser.

Daly praised De Witt’s thoughtful, intelligent writing and expressed his appreciation for people who take the time to respond to editorial columns with feedback that is both complimentary and critical.

Crosby Commons is an assisted living community on the Wesley Village campus on Long Hill Avenue in Shelton. Learn more at www.crosbycommons.org.

 

 

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