'My name is Voni B. Grimes'

The York leader shares memories and imparts wisdom along the way. Article Last Updated: 07/05/2008 02:56:40 AM EDT York resident Voni Grimes has written his storied past into a book titled 'Bridging Troubled ... Full Story
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Greatness

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jul 5, 2008
I love this man he is amazing..Living legend
Denise

Silver Spring, MD

#3 Jul 5, 2008
Mr. Grimes, you have truly been an inspiration to all the citizens in York. This is a book worth reading!!!
Donald

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jul 5, 2008
Must need funds to remain at Yorktowne!
Semi-literate

York, PA

#5 Jul 5, 2008
Donald wrote:
Must need funds to remain at Yorktowne!
That is very kind of you to volunteer to set up a fund to help Mr. Grimes. But you know what? Despite everything the white man threw at him, decade after decade, Mr. Grimes is self sufficient; and beyond that, has always been generous and gracious to a community that often showed him the back of its hand.
Look to your own betterment, fot you could spend the rest of your lifetime and not come close to being the consummate gentlemen Mr. Grimes has been and remains.
King of all Blacks

Somerset, NJ

#6 Jul 6, 2008
Voni is all that and a bag of chips and I love the guy. But we must keep in mind that there are countless others. The only difference here is that he is a pal of the YDR. You should read the book my uncle Bubba wrote to my family.
keeping it real

Port Matilda, PA

#7 Jul 6, 2008
King of all Blacks wrote:
Voni is all that and a bag of chips and I love the guy. But we must keep in mind that there are countless others. The only difference here is that he is a pal of the YDR. You should read the book my uncle Bubba wrote to my family.
When can I read it?
LookeeeyyHereeee

York, PA

#8 Jul 7, 2008
Lovely, another typical bash whitey book. Wonder if he ever recalled when a evil white guy cut him a break, by giving him a job, or promotion in the Army ?? What about his freedom to have this education he speaks of, no doubt it was created by evil white guys..(who created the institutions he probably attends) So here we go …another bashing America and “I triumphed despite how bad America is” book. Just like the rest, it will be placed in a ole box, and forgotten.
Lets seem him write a book about Zimbabwe and the recent elections there..where the president of Zimbabwe runs on an anti-white platform. How whites are killed there, land taken from them.. funny.. no book about that eh? So typical. This like books from Al Sharpton, and Jessie da baby maker Jackson will be used to prop a door open. Nothing more.
Semi-literate

York, PA

#9 Jul 7, 2008
Back off, Klansman! Mr. Grimes is a thousand times more a quality citizen and good American than YOU will ever be.
And unlike yourself, who hides in anonimity behind some smart-assed handle, Mr. Grimes has put himself out there time and time again to do good things for for many. Attacking a fellow like Mr. Grimes places you even lower on the food chain than the scum-bag position we usually think of you as occupying. You are a disgrace and a waste of space.
LookeeeyyHereeee

York, PA

#10 Jul 7, 2008
First off my Black Panther Friend.. make me back off..
Secondly, you know nothing of me.
Thirdly, like most minorities we celebrate theres an underlying current that we cant question his/her references and or reason for being put on that Im a guilty white guy so I want you to look good syndrome.
So umm no punk.. I wont back off.
Semi-literate wrote:
Back off, Klansman! Mr. Grimes is a thousand times more a quality citizen and good American than YOU will ever be.
And unlike yourself, who hides in anonimity behind some smart-assed handle, Mr. Grimes has put himself out there time and time again to do good things for for many. Attacking a fellow like Mr. Grimes places you even lower on the food chain than the scum-bag position we usually think of you as occupying. You are a disgrace and a waste of space.
Dorothy

York, PA

#12 Jul 7, 2008
WTF?
King of all Blacks

Somerset, NJ

#13 Jul 7, 2008
I wish it were possible for Mr. Grimes to use some of his black belt moves on some of the racist dogs in here. He would show them a thing of two. An 85 year old black man, whopping the back side of ignorant white folks. That would be a whole new chapter in his book
hahaha

York, PA

#15 Jul 7, 2008
USA wrote:
I wouldnt be to sure he'd win.. whites are getting smart.. we carry guns now.. if I see a black guy coming at me, he'll get a mouth full of Gun barrel<quoted text>
ou don't have the heart punk.
Semi-literate

York, PA

#16 Jul 7, 2008
Kevin G wrote:
Can't we all just get along and make monkey fun. The we could worship the man of new and lay down the man of old. We gather as the summer rays of light break the clouds of joy below the feather of the young. Once the water flows over the rocks the sound in generate pulses sound pro-found the human ear leaps with joy.
Well. Kevin, you are much more lucid and intellegent that LOOOKeyy Hereeee will ever be. Keep up the good work
Semi-literate

York, PA

#17 Jul 7, 2008
USA wrote:
I wouldnt be to sure he'd win.. whites are getting smart.. we carry guns now.. if I see a black guy coming at me, he'll get a mouth full of Gun barrel<quoted text>
Speaking as a moderately ignorant white boy myself, I'd LOVE to see Voni kick butt. The neat thing is, I'll put my money on HIM every time. Even if LOOOKKKEEEY Hereee is carrying a shot gun with a hair trigger!
Semi-literate

York, PA

#18 Jul 7, 2008
LookeeeyyHereeee wrote:
First off my Black Panther Friend.. make me back off..
Secondly, you know nothing of me.
Thirdly, like most minorities we celebrate theres an underlying current that we cant question his/her references and or reason for being put on that Im a guilty white guy so I want you to look good syndrome.
So umm no punk.. I wont back off.
<quoted text>
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! Next you're gonna' need to look over your shoulder a LOT! YOU aren't worth one one- hundredth of a Voni Grimes, and the whole damn county knows it! You can vent your pathetic little hated-filled heart out and it is equal to one and a half dog farts downwind. go polish the siding on your trailer, loser!
King of all Blacks

Somerset, NJ

#19 Jul 8, 2008
I bet the YDR had no idea that printing a book about a 85 year old church going christian man, who spent his entire life helping others and served as an ideal role model would generate the same kind of hatred from its readers as any other black man in the area. Sometimes I think the YDR thinks that their readers give a hoot about anything that is black. This is not some large metropolitian area, this is dutch country and as our Gov. said, there is Philly on one side Pittsburg on the other and Alabama in the middle. York is Alabama
Know Of This

York, PA

#20 Jul 8, 2008
The hatred written here is only of a few. Those few matter not when it comes to the big picture and what a respectable, giving, educated, good man Mr. Grimes was and is. Who cares what those few have to say. They don't speak for the majority who appreciate his writings by being enriched by his memoirs and experiences. So ignore the few. Do not respond. They just want attention and you are giving them an audience by responding. Please don't waste this space. Leave it for the positive comments.

Thank you Mr. Grimes for you intellect and experiences you have shared. I hope your book sells well.
hard woker from a far

Decatur, IL

#22 Jul 8, 2008
thank you mr grimes will always be greatfull for your talk when i return from viet nam a freind always

semper fi illinois
Voni G

Dallas, PA

#24 Jul 8, 2008
Kevin G wrote:
And do you have a problem with that if I was White.
But after what Whitey did to me last night George with your cracker stick. the banging and catching of Whitey. Now that sounds like muffler talk to me, Whitey.
In the day off the eggs roll to drop the kids off at the pool and the bats swing a fly bal to the ground. Pitches an catches. Drop the fumble to the goal Whitey.. swing batter batter swing. The Cracker birds of prey are among you in the evil seed of Whitey.
They all just like the meat whistle of Whitey.. and then moon everyone and show them our Black weiners say they can say now that's the American Pie dream..White Boy
Kevin G. please stop posting sections out of Voni's book- we want people to buy this!
R U Kidding Me

Camp Hill, PA

#25 Jul 8, 2008
Kevin G wrote:
And do you have a problem with that if I was.
But after what you did to me last night George with your meat stick. the banging and catching of balls. Now that sounds like muffler talk to me.
In the day off the eggs roll to the pool and the bats swing a fly bal to the ground. Pitches and catches. Drop the fumble to the goal.. swing batter batter swing. The birds of prey are among you in the evil seed.
They all just like the meat whistle.. and then moon everyone and show them our weiners say they can say now that's the American Pie dream..
Okay, no more pain killers for you. Lay down and sleep it off..........PLEEEEAZZZZZE

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