Letters to the editor: Complaints at Copper
This is the first time that I have written to the Summit Daily. I rarely read the letters, but I just felt compelled to write after reading the two complaints about the lack of a senior discount at Copper. I must tell you that I work part-time for two jobs at Copper, both paying slightly above minimum wage, so I personally have not purchased a pass since the 2004-05 season. Mr. Quinn apparently owns homes in both Lyons and Silverthorne, and Ms. Bryan owns a home in Boulder, and they are complaining about not saving $100 or $200 on the already inexpensive passes offered by Copper? Really?! I say if that’s how they really feel, I’m glad that we lost their business.
ENLIGHTENED DISCUSSION WOULD BE BETTER
Both Lee Oesterle’s and Boot Gordon’s opinions of the destructiveness of drug misuse appear to be the same, so I am disappointed about Lee’s antagonism toward Boot himself, as anti-drug as Lee. If there is a disagreement that Lee has with what Boot wrote, I wish it were expressed without sarcasm and ridicule. As one dad said to his kids, “It’s OK to be mad. It’s NOT OK to be mean.”
As I hope Lee knows, Boot Gordon has lived here long over half a century and is a vibrant contributor to this community during these years. His home is a center for diverse and creative topics of conversation and delightful gatherings. No one must believe what others believe in these lively groups, but all must be open to listening and learning respectfully.
Above all, Boot is an example of healthy living — physically, mentally, spiritually — and is about to celebrate his 95th birthday surrounded by his many, many friends. He has a long life experience in school teaching, flying, ski instructing, architectural design and building, generosity toward others, the arts, and mental and spiritual learning. At the end of all this, he is indeed enlightened.
Nancy S. Van Doorninck
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