September 2017

Letters the Editor: September 2017

Author: Special to CH2

Hey M,
Great issue, especially featuring so many accomplished young women. I ’spect there are many more. One complaint though. While I can read most of them, the print size on a few are simply too tiny for my elder eyes. I’d guess quite a few of us seniors opted to pass on the tribute to poor Andrea Roberts, as well as Jenifer Locklair & Bethany James. And, oh, just writing this gives rise to a second complaint. What do you have so against page numbers? After page 31, the next numbered page is…73. I’d like to have told you Andrea Roberts’ write-up is on page 57, but that wouldn’t have helped; there is no page 57.
Otherwise, keep up the good work.

Howdy Maggie:
This email is in response to your August 2017 Editor’s Note for the $200 drawing. I reviewed the four other cover options and I have to agree with the one you chose. Of the five options, in my opinion, the cover that was ultimately chosen is much more versatile than the others. Again, in my opinion, the chosen cover reflects that a woman can be smart, educated, successful, stylish and attractive all at the same time. The other cover options contained some of the above elements, but not all.

Great choice!
Thank you,

I showed the covers to my 12-year-old daughter and her friends. The unanimous choice was the cover with the dog. I really wish you could have heard the girls discussing the pros and cons of each picture. They all agreed it was great to see a girl can have any job a boy can!
Keep up the good work!
Kelley and Mary Clare Burke

The Women in Business section looks great! I totally should have done it! Please keep me in mind for next time, and I’ll definitely sign up.
Hope all is great with you.

My Best,

Let me start by saying I am a fan of your magazine. It is well-written and attractively presented. Now you just know that after that compliment, there has to be some criticism coming.

I’m afraid I have to be critical of all four of this month’s covers. While the model pictured is certainly beautiful, why not show us a real woman in business, someone who has made it to the top by hard work and perseverance? Is there such a thing as the top businesswoman of the year on Hilton Head? Perhaps a collage of a few of the top women. I think the thing that rankled me most was model’s costume. Diane Keaton called; she wants her tie back. Annie Hall is in the past. I didn’t see any of the women profiled in the magazine wearing a tie. We don’t need to be man-like or wear ties to be successful in business.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to express my opinion. I wish you continued success.
Jennifer Brown

I like the one with the model in the studious looking eyeglasses holding the newspaper!

I like the cover with the dog. All very cute covers, though :-)
Samantha Smith

Hi Maggie,
Of course, I love the cover with the dog! Looks like you stirred up some conversation with the covers. :) Seems some women don’t get it, which is too bad. I would expect that from some men, but hope for more from women….

Hope you are well, and hope to see you soon.

I dislike all the photos. Why does a woman have to be a “man” if she’s in business? Why shouldn’t she be a WOMAN??

This is exactly why society is the way it is.
Shame on you.
Brittany C.

My favorite is the one with the dog—dogs make everything better!
Kathleen Sanz

I have recently seen the post on Facebook to vote for which “women in business” cover I like best! I couldn’t help but notice all the negative comments, like literally every single comment is negative saying it is sexist and lots of other people making feminist statements. As a woman who works in a dental office, I think the covers are very cute! I was not the least bit offended. I like the one with the vet and the dog the best—that would have to be my vote. I love to see women becoming doctors and breaking the stereotype I saw growing up that only men are doctors. My sister is a doctor, and my goal is to become a dentist one day. With that being said, normally I would have kept scrolling, but I felt it necessary to take the time and let you know that for what it’s worth, I think CH2 magazine is always a class act when it comes to magazines, and this section is nothing short of that!


Dear Maggie,
I always like seeing “Women in Business” highlighted, but I laughed out loud at the cover on my issue that came today in the mail. I got the construction themed one. As a woman in the design/construction industry myself, I think she’s hilarious with her Barbie doll makeup and man’s Gryffindor tie (huh?) and a roll of old style blueline prints (we haven’t used those for about 15 years).

Then I looked at the other three covers you created, and I saw something not as funny. In each one, the woman is dressed in a man’s shirt and tie or shaving. What message are you trying to send? That women have to look/act like men to succeed in business? Ummmm… no. We’re pretty awesome in business when we are all woman.

Hi Kim,
Congratulations on a terrific Women in Business section! I thought the layout was very well done and am impressed by the great participation! I also liked the CH2 women’s theme. You all are truly in a league of your own!

I vote for the cover with the woman shaving. It declares visually that women are equal to men and ready to take on the world.
Ed Ladd

Hi Maggie,
I wanted to reach out to you on the latest edition of the magazine. I honestly thought you had been hacked online and this was a hoax—until the printed version hit the streets.
I have always had a great deal of respect for you as a woman managing such a strong component in our local media. I am very disappointed with the viewpoint CH2 expressed with the recent cover.
The “real women” featured inside the magazine are not dressed as characters at all and provide a complete opposite view of the cover. I wonder if they have been insulted as well?

People also commented on other articles and subjects in the magazine!

Hello Maggie,
My name is Wilton Law. My wife and I live in Moss Creek. We have some friends who went through a very traumatic event this past Saturday night. They sent out this text message to us and many other friends of ours. I just thought that given your reputation as a pet lover and advocate of HHI Humane Society that you might want to see this story and pass it on to as many people as possible. Jake and Brittany have given me permission to forward it to you in hopes that it would reach as many people as possible. We all just hope that no pet owner would have to go through this. Original text below. Thank You. Wil
So yesterday might have been the most traumatic thing Brittany and I have had to go through. Brittany woke me up out of a dead sleep yesterday morning screaming, “It’s an emergency, it’s an emergency. Dolly is dying.” I flew out of bed and ran to the back porch where Britt had let the dogs out to use the bathroom after their breakfast. Our little six-month-old puppy was sitting with her head down, staring at me, unresponsive. I scooped her up and tried to get her to respond. No response. She was having a seizure and foam was coming out of her mouth. Within seconds, her eyes rolled back in her head and she stopped breathing. She went completely limp and no longer had a pulse. Britt was in full panic mode and completely terrified. Rightfully so; our dogs are our babies. I laid Dolly on the concrete and began CPR. Yes, CPR on a lifeless puppy. I tried to blow air down her nose, but I realized the air wasn’t going anywhere. Her throat had swollen shut and her mouth was lock jaw. I was able to pry her mouth open and reached my fingers as far down into her throat as I could to allow air to enter her lungs. With my fingers holding her throat open, I breathed two more breaths into her nose and began chest compressions—10:1 ratio for what seemed like an eternity but was actually five minutes. Britt was on the phone with the vet, and about that time, Dolly took a breath. She was breathing again, still unresponsive but breathing. We ran to the car, Britt drove, and I held Dolly in the back seat. She did good for a few minutes but then stopped breathing again. Back to CPR. This time was quick and she started breathing. We arrived at the vet maybe 15 minutes after Britt woke me up. The vet met me at the door and we did a quick hand-off. Our job was done, now just wait…. The vet came back out and said she was stable, on O2, and IVs. Now it was time to figure out what happened. They did blood tests and found that Dolly’s liver numbers were over 3,000; they should be around 150. Her liver had failed—most likely due to a poison in her system. Now to figure out what poisoned her. After a lot of brainstorming, the vet asked if we sago palms in our yard. We told her no. But then I remembered our neighbor had just planted two small ones. They have dogs too and are like our family up here. None of us knew that sagos were so toxic to dogs. After a lot of money and meds, Dolly seems to be herself again. We are very lucky, because sago poisoning in puppies has about a 50 percent mortality rate. So, I tell you this so all our friends with dogs will do two things: check to see if you have sagos, and at least research dog CPR. I’d never given an animal CPR, but I figured what’s the worst that could happen? She was already dead. We love our Dolly and are so happy she is okay. Thank God!


Hello Kent and CH2 Team,
Just wanted to reach out and express our gratitude about the band’s feature in your recently released CH2 issue. Our friends and family in the area have been buzzing about it.
Thank you so much for the opportunity; more to come!

Very best,

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