2005-09-15 / Letters to the Editor

LETTERS

Good news, bad news

The good news is, we have a great flower garden at the main entrance of the library.

The bad news is, someone recently dug up some of the perennials so carefully chosen and lovingly maintained by Jane Case, our landscaper.

It was evident that the missing plants were not the work of vandals. A shovel was used and the plants were carted away. Shame on whoever would do such a thing.

Judith H. Bell,

library director

Treasured possessions

My most treasured possesions have not come from a store or a catalogue. They were given to me by friends, or family members, and hold no price. Some I have found by chance. They all hold specific memories and special moments in my mind. They bring me peace, comfort, and reflection.

I was driving on Narragansett Avenue the other day trying to squeeze my vehicle between the parked cars and oncoming traffic while thoughts of summer visitors and parking problems ran through my head. When I got to work that day, a man I had never met gave me something from his pocket I had admired while he counted his change. A possesion he had carried with him for a very long time. It was a moment I will never forget. I was trying to think of the most appropriate thank you, when he left.

Words cannot describe what filled my heart that day.

I was driving on Narragansett Avenue the other day trying to squeeze my vehicle between the parked cars and oncoming traffic while thoughts of how blessed I feel to live on such a beautiful island ran through my head, and one of my most treasured possesions sat in my pocket.

Christine Chase

Jamestown

Public should be informed

The Jamestown Historical Society sponsored a wonderful opportunity to tour the Horsehead Estate on Sept. 10 for $15 per person.

Having always admired the structure I eagerly bicycled there on Saturday. I was very disappointed to discover that the tour included only the first floor and basement of the house. When I started up the staircase to view the upper floors, I was told that it was not open to the public. The public should have been informed in the press release that the tour did not include the out buildings and all floors of the “summer cottage.” I support the Jamestown Historical Society, but the public should have been informed of the limitations of the tour.

Joyce Ioanes Jamestown

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