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Missed the mark for many

09/20/2007

To The Editor:

Dear Mr. Reilly:

I am hoping your letter about "podiuming" was intended to be funny. If so, it missed the mark for many.

But Malcolm and I are choosing to regard it as a joke.

You know how people put articles in papers telling about their accomplishments...those of their children, etc.? Well, Malcolm would never publish his winnings. I am proud of him and rather than write an article about the National Senior Olympic Games and his "podiuming" or "medaling," I thought it was a nice informal way to let local folks know about what a great and dedicated cyclist he is. I brag...he doesn't.

So, if your letter was, indeed, meant to be amusing, it was a little obtuse for many of VR's readers. Your letter did accomplish one positive thing, however...many of us are now re-acquainted with our dictionaries.

If, however, you really mean that we are not respectable, how about ripe tomatoes at dawn -- Mehuron's parking lot?

And, by the way, did you take the moose sign?

Respectfully (if not respectable),

Barbara Stratton-Appleton

Granville

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