It's great to see my dad, John Pilch, in the background of the photo of President Reagan and his wife, Nancy ("Market Values," November 2012). They visited the West Side Market when my father was the commissioner of markets, weights and measures for the city of Cleveland. He truly enjoyed the market and the people who worked and visited there. Not included in the article is a photo of Pope John Paul II with my dad, during the Pope's visit to the market. Thank you for publishing this photo.
san diego, calif.
Meat and Greet
I just bought the new book by Michael Symon ("Meat Ball," November 2012). Thanks to Michael for never forgetting where he came from and keeping his Midwest personality. My daughter and I met him a while back and he hasn't changed a bit!