Gratitude & sympathy
To the editor: As a Walbridge resident, I was shocked to return from vacation to find that we no longer had Dan Wilczynski as our mayor and that his mother, Henrietta (Hattie) Wilczynski, a longtime family friend, had passed away.
My letter is written in love and appreciation for the entire Wilczynski family. How horrid that some residents continue to “kick a guy when he’s down” – absolutely appalling. Dan Wilczynski did a great job as our mayor, never taking a penny in salary for a year and a half, and was always available by phone, email, or text, even when he was unable to be present.
I truly doubt that we will ever have another mayor who will be as generous with our town. Dan Wilczynski clearly won more votes than any other candidate in the election, and any inference to the contrary is totally false. The people of Walbridge owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Dan Wilczynski for his service and our sympathy to his entire family during this time of grief in the loss of his wonderful mother.
Jean E. Waggoner
Thanks from Sr. program
To the editor: On behalf of Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the 2012 Be a Santa to a Senior program. Through your generous support, we were able to deliver 350 gifts to seniors in Ottawa County.
Thank you to Walmart, the Rite-Aid stores in Genoa, Oak Harbor and Port Clinton and Lori Jo’s in Elmore for allowing us to put up the trees with the gift requests. Thank you to Ottawa County Senior Resources for helping deliver the gifts.
Finally, thank you to the Home Instead Senior CareGivers for helping to wrap and prepare the gifts for delivery. We are so appreciative to all of you for remembering the seniors of Ottawa County during the Christmas season.
Community Service Representative, Home Instead Senior Care
To the editor: If Kellie L. Copeland (Roe v. Wade’s 40th “Anniversary” – Trust in women to make the right choice in hard decisions) finds an eagle egg on her property and decides she’s hungry for a western omelet, she is in some serious trouble. You don’t mess with eagles, their nests or their eggs, by law.
Imagine if someone destroyed over 50,000,000 eagle eggs. What a monster.
However, if Kellie decides she wants to kill her unborn child, she is perfectly within the law to do so. I had to smile when I read what she wrote in her guest editorial when she said, “All women must have the right to make their own personal medical decisions when faced with an unplanned pregnancy based on their individual situation; no matter whether they decide to parent that child, to place it for adoption or to have a safe legal abortion.
Someone finally admitted that that little heartbeat inside her womb is a child.