TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Class act

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

In 1966, in a bitter cold stadium, I chanced to shake the hand of then-Gov. William Scranton. We were both watching a high school football championship game in Scranton, and my team was losing. Though total strangers, we exchanged a few words, his eyes never leaving mine.

I realized then and there what I, at 23, had already come to believe: My governor was a class act.

In a world of fast-talking, opportunistic politicians we call leaders, Scranton personified a favorite expression of mine: “Form is temporary, class is permanent.”

Phil Schaltenbrand

Scenery Hill

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Unburden us, Pennsylvania
  2. Wolf stifling Pa. economy
  3. Don’t tax, don’t frack
  4. Reason to leave McKeesport
  5. Wolf’s tax & shale jobs
  6. West Mifflin Area tactics called bullying
  7. Rein in Pa. spending
  8. Some attacks are warranted
  9. Declare war on Wolf, Dems
  10. Alabama justice applauded
  11. No makeup days