Letters to the Editor in April 2012

Read our letters to the editor for April 2012




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One of the Valley’s most influential residents — and one of the nation’s most beloved First Ladies — Eleanor Roosevelt has had many a likeness devoted to her. One such statue sits in the courtyard of the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center on the grounds of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park. Susan Baggerman identified our “leading lady” with ease (click here to see the contest) and nabbed our prize. Click here try your luck in this month’s contest about a stone sanctuary.

Upon entering the courtyard, visitors are greeted by the life-size sculpture of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt based on a 1933 photograph. We recently visited this beautiful and historical site — quite a treasure.
Janet & John Hutsko
Hopewell Junction

The Wallace Center is a wonderful place to visit, with programs themed around the Roosevelt years, including movies, talks, military bivouacs, and U.S.O. Canteen shows. We visit often and always leave grateful for the experience.
Camille Fischer
New Paltz

I happened to take Flat Stanley to get a picture with Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband just the other day. Flat Stanley was visiting from a grade-school class in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Mark Hoffstatter
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The family stone

After reading your article about the “rock from Ireland” (Final Word, March), I went out immediately to the deck and retrieved the rock from the farmhouse that my grandfather grew up in before immigrating to America. My youngest son Danny brought it back when he visited in ’99. I just left it outside as I didn’t know what else to do with it. Shame on me. Now it is in the house and looking grand.
Peggy Rose
Copake

Hard-boiled

I was not pleased with the cover of your February issue, namely your “What the Cluck?” teaser line. Even though your article is about backyard chickens, I feel that this is not appropriate language for your magazine, especially one that has to do with raising children. Please do not lower your standards to get attention.
Barbara Brennan
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