Letters to the Editor: Pumpkin smashing disrespectful

On Wednesday morning as I was driving to work, I noticed several smashed pumpkins in front of my neighbor’s house and in his driveway. The last few years have been difficult for him; he suffers, as many of us do, from the pain and loneliness that is caused by depression.

My neighbor loves Halloween, and always goes to great lengths to decorate his yard; it gives him pleasure, and this year was no different. I wonder how he felt when he woke up to find his pumpkins destroyed.

It seems to me that we should regard each other with greater respect. In a community where there is such an enormous emphasis on faith, children should learn to think about how their actions impact others.

If we are not teaching our children to be decent human beings, then we can only expect to live in a society where people mistreat each other.

Gillian F. Andersen

Votes important for critical issues
Election Day on Tuesday is important because so much depends on our ability to choose the right leaders for our government.

We must choose the best people to make decisions regarding the war in Iraq, the economy, taxes, Social Security and Medicare, abortion, marriage, crime and so many other issues.
Please be sure to vote.

Len Santi