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Cheers and jeers

CHEERS to Ann Woodfill at Knot Just Decks for her thoughtfulness and kindness when I brought in my flag and pole for repair on Oct. 23. I indicated that I needed my flag in place and flying when my grandson was recently deployed to Afghanistan. She said, “It will be ready tomorrow.” When I returned the next day, my flag was re-roped and ready to fly immediately; and the bill read: “No charge, for your grandson!” Her kindness for my grandson serving our country touched me. I appreciate her patriotism.

MARY PYLE Fort Wayne

JEERS to the three men on East State Boulevard who stood and laughed as my daughter’s walker rolled out of a parking lot as she was putting it in the car, stopping a lane of traffic. CHEERS to the school bus driver who stopped his empty bus and returned it to her. What a difference.


JEERS to Mayor Tom Henry for not postponing trick or treating. I think next year Greg Shoup, the knower of all things weather, should be put in charge.


CHEERS to The Journal Gazette for printing Michael Gerson’s column, “Obamacare’s karmic aftershocks (Nov. 3).” It was right on target and well presented.

JAN LONG Fort Wayne

JEERS to the person who swiped my keys from the Downtown YMCA between noon and 1 p.m. on Nov. 3. What kind of person steals anything from a Christian organization on a Sunday?

CHEERS to Randy Fillmore, a maintenance worker at Parkview Field. While dumping the trash on Monday morning and looking in each can for recyclable material, he spotted my keys and returned them to the YMCA (because of the Y tag); they were returned within 24 hours. It’s good to know there are people like Fillmore out there in Fort Wayne.

DON OGLE Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the state marching band champions of Class C, the Concordia Marching Cadets and their director, Dianne Moellering. Thank you for demonstrating what determination, hard work and faith is all about. You have touched all of us who have watched you.