Thank you to fellow citizens

My wife and I are recent immigrants to Oregon. We retired here to Myrtle Creek from the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas about 3.5 years ago. Building a new house and turning it into our home has occupied a lot of our time. I have been attending UCC, and, as a member of the Umpqua Astronomers, have been assisting with the implementation of the UCC Observatory. We have traveled around our new home state enjoying its beauty and getting to know the people, many of whom, especially our neighbors in Myrtle Creek, have become our friends.

As we have traveled around and talked to one another, we have come to feel comfortable and “at home,” as opposed to “just one of the anthill” in DFW. This feeling of belonging was brought home to us both in a most awesome way this past Sunday. As I read the multiplicity of letters published in the Opinion pages of The News-Review, which included mine, I felt pride that so many of my “fellow Oregonians” had expressed revulsion at the “hate letter”, which had been published in the Thursday edition of The News-Review.

So, thank you my fellow “humane” citizens of integrity.

Rustie and I are “home.”

Linda Claire Freeman and Rustie Rose Brown

Myrtle Creek

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