2018-05-16 / Letters


Remembering Mr. Paul Whitworth


I miss Mr. Whitworth for the following reasons:

He was a man of many virtues. Above all, he was a good Christian.

He was funny and enjoyed life. Once he told me, “Maricela, I like Charro Days so much that I wish we could have this festivity every weekend.”

At another occasion, he told me that he was so proud when students did well in school and college. When my son, Jose Antonio, was about to graduate from Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, he told me “Please, do not announce in the newspaper. This will embarrass me.” I agreed with his respect. Nevertheless, the following week, his name appeared on the front page of the Raymondville Chronicle. I explained to my son that I had not done that. It was Mr. Whitworth’s decision!

I will forever appreciate and remember Mr. and Mrs. Whitworth for attending most of the cultural programs, presented by our Raymondville ISD ex-students at the RHS auditorium during the celebration of “el 16 de Septiembre.” Both of them enjoyed listening to “El Mariachi los Arrieros,” based in McAllen.

I can just imagine the stories that Mr. Whitworth could email to the Raymondville Chronicle, if he could, describing life in Heaven!

Finally, Mr. Whitworth, thank you for believing in me and publishing so many of my brief stories dealing with my family, travels and philosophy. You encouraged me so much to write that I will continue to do so.

My prayers are with both of you, your family, staff and readers. May your soul rest in peace.

Missing you,

Maricela G. Suarez

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