Dan F. Laney wrote:
I enjoyed your July 13 email, but I was surprised to read your article about Zuill Bailey, Sr. I am also from Bishopville (I grew up on Ridge Street across from Bishopville Grammar School, attended BHS in 68-70 and graduated from Lee Academy in '73), but I did not know Zuill. I guess we were too far apart in age.
The reason I was so surprised is that our son, Kyle Laney, is an 11th grade cellist in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and in March of this year, Zuill Bailey, Jr., played with Kyle's orchestra in a concert here in Atlanta. It was a great thrill for the young musicians. Zuill is indeed a superstar cellist, and it was a really big deal for him to perform with the Youth Orchestra. I had no idea, however, that his father is from Bishopville and that he is another member of the "Bishopville Diaspora".