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Letters to the editor: Dec. 21, 2011

Gift demonstrates Christmas message

I was in Fred Meyer shopping with my 5-year-old grandson today. We walked by the toys, and he saw a Transformers mask and he said he wanted it.

I stopped a little past the item and told him I needed to check out how much it cost first, when this wonderful couple walked by, stopped and the gentleman took one of the masks and gave it to Nolan and said, 'Here, you can have it.'

I told him I didn't know how much it was, but he said, 'Just a minute.'

He took the item and came back in a couple of minutes with it in a bag and gave it back to my grandson. He had purchased this item. I had never seen this couple before and could only thank them and wish them a Merry Christmas, which my grandson also did.

I wish them great happiness and thank them from the bottom of my heart. They have demonstrated love, generosity and kindness, which is the true meaning of Christmas.

Linda Herrell

Sandy

River flooding is inevitable

If we get another big rain like last year the Sandy River will flood again, no matter what is done to the river to protect it or the property along its banks.

If we get 19 inches of rain with a big snow pack and very warm weather, the water must go down the river.

And it will, just like it always has.

You have to take the good with the bad when you live in a wonderful place like we do.

John Kilty

Sandy