Poor Edna B. Pace (“Little sympathy,” Sept. 29)! She earned two degrees (from taxpayer-funded colleges, perhaps?), but she seems to feel that she should be admired mostly for being “white, American and a fourth-generation Californian.” Weren’t these “accomplishments” accidents of her birth?
And what, exactly, does she not understand about a young woman wanting and working to buy iTunes (at 99 cents each) and nice clothes that help her fit in? Perhaps Pace thinks that since Yessica’s family is poor (and brown), she doesn’t deserve these things?
Does Pace really think that Yessica would have had the chance, as she did, to clerk at a department store at the age of 14? Could Yessica find a full-time secretarial job upon graduating high school, as did Pace? And if Yessica wants a college education, does Pace seriously believe that Yessica will find it as inexpensive and accessible as she did?
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Finally, doesn’t poor Pace realize yet that we will all need sympathy at some time in our lives?
Michael J. O’Brien
The Wounded Warriors will be riding down the coast and stopping overnight in San Simeon. The Cambria American Legion is sponsoring an evening of entertainment and dinner overlooking the ocean.
This is a chance to meet our veterans who have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many are overcoming physical and emotional disabilities. They ride to raise awareness and money to provide artificial limbs and physical therapy for fellow military heroes.
With all the difficulties folks are having nowadays, I thought perhaps we could focus and support a group that is doing great things in veterans’ lives. They gave everything for us, let’s spend the evening telling them “thank you.”
Tickets for the dinner on Tuesday are $35, which includes a meal for a rider. Entertainment is provided by Louie Ortega. Reservations are available through PayPal at www.legionpost432.com, or call 924-1814.
I attended the Residents for Quality Neighborhoods’ candidates dinner and I was very pleased to see that all of the candidates conducted themselves like ladies and gentlemen. This was very refreshing compared to the mud-slinging campaigns being conducted by many state and national politicians.
I feel that Jan Marx as mayor of San Luis Obispo and Andrew Carter and Dan Carpenter on the city council would make a great team to solve the ongoing problems in our neighborhoods.
They are already experienced in this realm and they have been do-ing a great job for many years solving neighborhood problems. I believe that they will continue to do so.
San Luis Obispo