Letter to the Editor
Volume VII Number 43
October 28-November 3, 1999

Good Work on Grandmothers

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

I loved the story about the grandmothers on the Bay [Oct. 21-27]. It's great to see how quiet determination, gentle hands and warm hearts have saved Chesapeake Bay for millions. It is up to each person to change the world, as these ladies did. I'm glad they can see how much they are appreciated.

-Aloysia C. Hamalainen, Silver Spring

Reader Pleased on Every Count

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

I just wanted to send you a message to tell you how much I enjoy reading your newspaper from cover to cover each week. This last issue was outstanding, as usual. I loved the cover story, "Living Treasures, Grand-Mothers of Our Times: Three Whose Lives Shaped Chesapeake Country" [Oct. 21-27]. What rich tales of dynamic, down-to-earth inspirational women. I particularly relished the story of Alice Butler Bradshaw, whose late husband proposed to her at Sharp's Island Lighthouse. I harbor a passion for lighthouses and formerly served on the Maryland Lighthouse Commission, representing the general public.

I also enjoyed Lori Sikorski's Commentary on literacy in the first grade classroom. I am a speech pathologist working at Solley Elementary School in Anne Arundel County and deeply committed to a new intensive program at our school involving teaching phonemic awareness to first-graders. Hurray, Open Court is back!

Of course I always read Real Astrology first, as Rob Brezsny has the uncanny ability to write exactly what I need to hear. I keep every one and have quite a collection.

Bill Burton is a gem, a fine storyteller. I like his style.

Please keep up the great work. You have a very loyal following.

-Shirley Brewer, Shirleybrewer@aol.com

Call for Holiday Stories

The holidays are not only time to get together and begin new stories but also to become closer by reminiscing about old memories. When fit together like puzzle pieces, our shared stories reveal who we are.

This holiday season, New Bay Times will be sharing favorite holiday stories. We'd like your story to be among them.

Write a simple narrative of a holiday experience or tradition you treasure. Tell us who and where and when and how and even why. You don't need to dwell too much on what your feelings were; the plain facts of the best stories pack their own punch. Try to keep your story to 500 or 600 words.

Send a photo or two, too, because you know what they say about pictures.

By sharing your stories in New Bay Times, you'll touch other holiday hearts and help draw Chesapeake Country into community.

All stories will be read. Stories selected by our editorial board will be published Wednesday, December 22. (We're publishing a day early the last two weeks of the year.)

Send your stories and pictures to: Sandra Martin, Editor, NBT, P.O. Box 358, Deale, Md. · Fax 410/867-0307 · E-mail 71632.125@compuserve.com.

All photos will be returned.

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