Thank you for your warm and informative article about Jim Dial, all of which was certainly true. I would like to add my comments about the remarkable family that reared, nurtured, guided and loved him for 50 years.
In this day when we read so much of child abuse, even of children who are not specially challenged, this family epitomizes what good child rearing is all about.
Theirs has been an example for this entire community to see and has set an example that, through the years, has touched us all.
In some ways, Jim was deprived of much that we think of as normal, but he was given the greatest asset of all — love.