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Letters to the Editor 11/3

November 03, 2000

Letters to the Editor 11/3



Good kids



To the editor:

A lot of people these days think that most teens are going nowhere and don't think about anybody but themselves. As I was walking home from the Mummers' Parade I was struggling with my chair and blanket. When I stopped to readjust them I heard this voice from behind.

I didn't quite believe what I heard so I turned around and saw a group of young people walking. Walking in front of them was this nice looking young lady who opened her mouth and repeated, "Do you need some help?" I declined graciously with a thank you and as I turned around with a smile on my face and feeling good I thought, Wow!

That was something and it made me feel really good. You don't often see or hear of young people offering help to strangers anymore. It's nice to know that there are kind-hearted young people out there. Thanks to all of them, and a special thanks to you, young lady.

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Denise Smith

Hagerstown




Care day works



To the editor:

Community Action Council would like to thank the United Way of Washington County and Columbia Gas of Maryland for sponsoring "Day of Caring 2000," Day of Caring gives teams of employees from local businesses hands on experience working with non-profit human service agencies.

Community Action Council's Meals-on-Wheels program had some great folks from the Review and Herald Publishing Company helping us to deliver meals to homebound residents in our community. Along with the meals, they distributed reading materials, warm smiles and greetings to our customers.

Many thanks to the employees of Review and Herald for taking time out from their busy work schedules, and armed only with addresses and a few directions, to deliver meals. So many of our customers enjoyed meeting them and their visit with these folks.

Thanks again to the Review and Herald Publishing Company and Columbia Gas of Maryland for helping us brighten up a day for our Meals-on-Wheels customers.

Susie Mowen

Nutrition Services Coordinator

Community Action Council

Hagerstown




Thanks for nothing



To the editor:

I would like to send my personal thanks to B.J. Lawrence for his recent letter "thanking" the Clinton-Gore administration for all they have done for us - or to us. When Lawrence is composing his letter of thanks to Hillary Clinton I hope he will include my gratitude when I saw the photo of her two good friends gleefully leaping on the bed in the Lincoln Bedroom, expressing their joy when the Clintons won the White House. I am sure President Lincoln was just as thankful.

As I look back over the last seven years there seems to be so much to thank this administration for: The big contributor who had a bogus military record and who had to be disinterred from Arlington Cemetery comes to mind. All veterans should thank the president for that episode.

Lawrence covered most of the other occasions that I am grateful for but there will undoubtedly be more - eight years are not up yet. Even a week or so ago we saw a president lamenting his "mistakes" before an audience of ministers while joined on stage by his analyst/minister. Such pathos and soul-searching was a rare treat indeed. I have not been so grateful since Al Gore gave his heart-rending speech about his sister's death from smoking cigarettes (helped by all that tobacco raised by the Gore family).

So, Mr. Lawrence, I add my thanks to yours. The trouble is, I just haven't been able to vote for my party, the Democratic Party, the last few years. I'm not that thankful.

Jene Meier

Hagerstown

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