To The Editor:
I was a troubled teen. I had no real father figure in my life and my mother, a cocktail waitress, was never around. As a result, I found myself in a world of trouble. At 16 years of age I found trouble with drugs, trouble with the law and my girlfriend (my wife Lisa of 41 years) was pregnant. Having family in Pound Ridge, I dropped out of high school and started my full time career at the market. Faced with some real life challenges I looked for support from those whom I trusted; those who were nonjudgmental and those who would give me some honest advice. I met Dick Lyman in 1975 and for 42 years he’s given me and my family nothing but unconditional support. Personal or business, Dick has always given us solid advice and has helped us through some tough times.
Dick is honest, full of integrity and not afraid to speak his mind. He’s a fighter who works hard for what he believes and is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. Dick’s a “Hands-on” leader. Whether trimming branches away from the “Welcome to Scotts Corners” signs for the Pound Ridge Business Association or helping the Pound Ridge Car Show Committee stuff the goody bags for the car show, he’s always there to lend a hand. Little things mean a lot to Dick but there is no one better suited to take on the much bigger challenges of Pound Ridge – especially Scotts Corners. His track record speaks for itself.
Dick cares about Pound Ridge and is a mentor that I can relate to wholeheartedly. I’ve been called “Mr. Pound Ridge” and have always said; “No one loves Pound Ridge more than I do.” Well, I might just be wrong about that – Dick Lyman loves Pound Ridge more than anyone I know. Mr. Lyman, thanks for your friendship and support,
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