Thank you

To the Editor:

I would like to thank everyone who sent cards and caring thoughts to the family of Anna Doree and a thank you to who ever paid for the cremation cost. Anna was a special person, she cared about everyone and hid her pain and all the other affects of multiple sclerosis that she had fought for 26 years and never complained. 

She is now with our son and I have another hole in my heart; her smile and love will be missed by many. I have received gifts of love from people and I have made donations to Make a Wish and Christ the King quilters. Thank you for them and all the thoughts and prayers.  

Norm Doree and

family

 

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To the Editor:

In response to the questions posed in the letter regarding yard signs in last weeks paper; is the support for our candidate stronger, or are your democratic cohorts less supportive? It doesn’t appear that either of those questions has been answered with the rhetoric that followed. This “brutish behavior” you speak of has been shown by the constant and unabashed attacks on our president by the other side.

Let me explain, the republican party has been distributing many signs over the past few weeks, nearing 600 at last count. Many of these signs are being distributed to replace signs that have been taken from Trump supporters yards. So as occurred in 2016 and previous elections, there are people from both sides that have chosen to take part in illegal activities, stealing signs and infringement of their neighbor’s right to openly display their support for their candidate.The constant brutish behavior that assails us through the news everyday to be honest made me question placing signs supporting President Trump in my own yard. Not because of some perceived confrontational stance laid out by our president or any republican candidate, but by a faction of people that have chosen to attack others who do support our president. It appears to be fueled by a group of people that has not been brought up to respect the office of the president, or the wonderful free country we are so blessed to live in. 

To have decided to blame one side or the other on your part frankly is just fanning the flames of diversity. The fervent attitudes you speak of are not products of the republican party, but from factions that aim to break down the pillars of our constitution that support the freedoms we all cherish and benefit from. They are the direct result of people turning away from faith in the Lord, and a growing disrespect for the rights and acceptance of differences in other’s opinions. And it is not tolerated by your republican friends and neighbors!I implore you, citizens of our community to please disregard the opinions of those that are incendiary, and to respect this election like any other before it. To accept the outcome without blame or finger pointing, and above all anger. Teach your children to respect others and their opinions, and most of all to respect the office of president, no matter who it is that holds that position. And if your candidate does not win I pray that you will refer to the serenity prayer:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.” 

Our country’s future depends on the reasonable reactions of our citizens to what is and what may be. This confrontational stance should not be endorsed, nor should it be tolerated by anyone, no matter what your political affiliation. The courage to change the things you can change does not include looting, and rioting, and incendiary rhetoric, or the illegal removal of political signs. We have yet to see whose support is stronger, which will be evident after the election on November 3rd. See you all at the polls!

Barbara Goodman

Gladwin

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