I have enjoyed The Declaration since 1980. As a former Carroll County teacher, I appreciated newspapers in the classrooms. Your editorial (in the March 6 edition) stated the fact of good, helpful, interesting reading!
We want to take this time to thank everyone who has shown support through this extremely difficult time. The support has shown us the true meaning of friendship and community. Your love and compassion have helped ease some of our burdens and worries. We would like to thank all the people (some who we did not know personally) who sent cards, who called and who stopped by to visit. We would like to also mention our entire family and make a special thanks to them.
My wife and I, along with another couple in our community, had a 10-year long ritual of a Friday evening meal at a local eating establishment. As a result, we got to be very good friends with the owners. I fondly recall those Friday night rendezvous, especially after losing my wife to an extended illness this past spring.