Letters to the Editor: Oct. 4, 2023
Letters to the Editor published in the Oct. 4, 2023 issue of the Tomahawk Leader.
It looks as if our elders, who need sustained, long-term care, have now become a burden to us. We can’t afford to take care of them anymore. Will it be like this for us, when we are old and frail?
When we were children, were we considered a burden to our parents? Did they refuse to pay our dental bills? Did they buy for us a much-needed winter coat when father might have liked to spend that money for a hunting rifle and mother needed a better vacuum cleaner?
Now it’s our turn to reach into our pockets and do the right thing. Pine Crest is not a business. It’s not an “industry.” It’s a good, safe place that belongs to all of us for the care of a frail, older generation, people who can no longer take care of themselves as they once did. We hope Pine Crest will remain ours and that it will be there for us when we are in need of its services.
If you agree, please call your county supervisors and urge them to not sell Pine Crest Nursing Home.
A job well done
We didn’t win in Viet Nam. We didn’t win in Iraq. We didn’t win in Afghanistan.
Last week, we did get the release of five people held hostage in Iran. They had been in Iranian prisons for varying lengths of time, the longest being first held in 2015. They were freed and returned to the U.S., through the efforts of the State Department and it’s Diplomatic Corp.
Hat’s off to those folks for a job well done.