More positive than negative
By Charles Edwardson
September 07, 2010
For the woman who did not like my word friggin, I have had many
more positive responses than negative about my 'no new library
of any kind' opinion.
I did not speak against our library at all -- just a new one.
And I will stand by my statements. Ask most Ketchikan residents
do we even need a new library not where do we need a new library
and the majority of people would say, no we do not need a (new)
I also have raised all of my children in Ketchikan and they have
all been through Ketchikan High School (the school my wife and
I graduated from hence the punctuation and grammar) except my
youngest. She is in Schoenbar now (again the same school my wife
and I graduated from). They were all very good students and a
couple were in the national honor society. The middle schooler
is well on her way for the same kind of academic and athletic
path as the older ones. All three of the older ones were four
year lettermen -- the whole bit.
I can count on one hand the times any of them (and I have four
girls by the way) ever said the words dad I'm going to the library.
In fact now that I think about it those words were never spoken
to my knowledge ever by my girls or any other kid that ever
was around our house -- and that was a bunch with pizza parties
for the various teams, getting ready for prom, get togethers
& on and on. There were always kids at our house. Coaches
as well for the various ages would bring whole teams to our house
for team orientations etc, and I'm going to the library for "whatever"
was never a big topic. So my question is whose topic is this
any way and is it for the kids? They have the internet and have
for a generation. They're not going to the library..
Most kids, by the way, don't read Sitnews so my word friggin
unless on Facebook was not seen by many kids.
About: Raised four girls here,
couple on national honor society and all did very well in high
Received September 06, 2010
- Published September 07, 2010
By Susan Round
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