Great to see kids’ letters to the editor

I love to write letters and applaud whomever came up with the idea to have parents and/or children write to The Herald letters section.

When I and my siblings received a letter, birthday card or Christmas gift from relatives or family friends, my mother made us sit down immediately and write a thank-you note. We also had to write a note of apology if we hurt someone.

A letter (or phone call) to Grandma is so much more personal than a text or tweet or whatever on a phone or notepad.

I am 86 years old and I still send cards and letters. The writing is my therapy. My niece, Susan, bless her heart, didn’t send me powder or perfume for my birthday; she sent me a roll of 50 stamps. What a wonderful, useful and thoughtful surprise. My cousin, Jerry, also bought me 50 stamps so I can write to my heart’s content.

This letter was not meant to be about me, but really a thank you for giving the kids a chance to express themselves.

I’m looking for a way I can volunteer at this time. Maybe I could answer some of the letters from children.

I have to stay indoors, but I can write.

Pat Browning


Editor’s note: Anyone interested in writing Ms. Browning can contact Herald opinion page editor Jon Bauer at Letters and email will be forwarded to her.

Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Aug. 7

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Editorial: Release of weekly list of deaths should resume

The county health district no longer provides the list to The Herald; but it’s misinterpreting the law.

Commentary: What that $600 a week meant to me

An unemployed hospitality worker reflects on what the bonus meant for her budget and her sanity.

Where are details of officers’ backgrounds in doughnut-taunt?

I’m writing in response to the Herald articles regarding Benjamin Hanson, who… Continue reading

Lease terms for Housing Hope project should have been noted

I am writing in regard to the recent article published in The… Continue reading

Litter and graffiti at Howarth Park disheartening

I walk through Everett’s Howarth Park frequently and just came across some… Continue reading

Congressman Lewis sought justice, love and peace

I’ve been very moved this week as I have watched the various… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Aug. 6

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Editorial: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

Most Read