You know who you are. You made the kind comments about my letter in the May 20, 2009 issue of the Democrat News. There are more than two but less than 200 commentators. I have been quite humbled by those who took time from their lives to contact me, (or others in my residential abode or place of employment), especially the lady who was (at the time of the call) one day post-op out of surgery. I shall make a small donation to the Chamber fireworks display this year in a symbolic response in gratitude. (If I sent a check to each one of you instead, the economic crisis would be nearly eliminated as well as my finances for the next twenty years).
The crisis is not over. Some of the most heart-wrenching scenes are the cemeteries. I don’t know how some of them will be cleared without great efforts being made. (I’ve heard about some high school students who have come to the aid of one cemetery). Costs are staggering and I don’t think insurance companies cover cemeteries for this kind of damage.
For those of you who are helping; be it by contract, paycheck, good neighbor, Samaritan or volunteering, local or from out of town; many are suffering much less due in direct part to your efforts. We’ll remember long after your gone from the area. But you’ll also have something to share with your grandchildren about the “Golden Rule.”