Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Library vote appreciated
WARNING! The 673 Sunnyside registered voters who said YES on
the library annexation are in danger of being hugged with "wild
abandon" by me and every other dedicated library user who lives in the
county. With no voice in the matter, we just crossed our fingers and hoped.
Actually, we said a few prayers, too.
While we're busy appreciating the YES voters, we'll include
the voters who didn't go to the polls or use the absentee ballots to vote NO.
Not voting in this case can be viewed as a willingness to support all Sunnyside
residents who do use the library, whether they're among that group or not.
Just in case I haven't made the intention of this letter
clear: thank you, thank you, thank you! Maybe it's a good thing that county
residents don't know any of the yes voters or abstainees. There would be a
whole lot of hugging going on!
/s/ Daphne Stewart, Sunnyside
I am a member of the Veterans Memorial Committee, of which
Greg Schlieve is the chairman. The second phase of the construction of this
memorial is coming to an end. Greg is presently selling bronze plaques that can
be purchased for any veteran who has ever served directly in an American war or
The veteran paid a great price by willingly putting his life
in harm's way so that the world would be free of tyrants, such as Saddam
Hussein. And many gave up their lives for this great cause.
Because of them millions of people now live in freedom
around the world. And those millions are now closing in on being over a billion
in just the last 100 years. Thus, the value of what the veteran has done for
humanity cannot be measured.
But for $300 they can be remembered. Yes, for $300 you can
memorialize the veteran on one of the finest veterans memorials in the United
States. It's right here in Sunnyside. But time is running out. When these
plaques are sold, then the opportunity to remember our war veterans will have
passed, and will probably never return to us again during our lifetimes.
And all it costs is $300, which is a very small price to pay
when you consider how much they have already paid for your freedom, and the
freedom of millions and millions people around the world.
I urge you to contact Greg Schlieve and purchase a bronze
plaque before this opportunity is gone forever. You'll never regret it.
/s/ Major Delbert Pease, Sunnyside