To the editor:
I don’t have a dog in this fight, but as a seasonal observer of the passing scene, I feel obliged to correct a misconception that appeared in the Oct. 22 edition. To consummate a business transaction, a willing buyer and a willing seller are required.
Jim Crawford and the interests he represents had a property for a rate at a price deemed fair by the Cheraw Town Council. The same council that serves today. The property was not suitable for what the council had plans for — that is another matter. The fault for this debacle lies with those in charge of the interests of Cheraw.
What’s done is done. At the risk of being just a little cumbersome, the famous passage by Omar the tent maker is made to order “the moving finger writes and having writ, moves on, and none of you for all your piety and wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all your tears wash out a word of it.”
W. Wright Waller