Good ex­am­ple for stu­dents

The Kansas City Star (Sunday) - - LETTERS - Florence McReynolds Casey McCabe

I just want to give thanks and praise to The Star’s car­ri­ers. No mat­ter what the weather has been (and it has been a ter­ri­ble win­ter), the pa­per has been de­liv­ered ev­ery day at my house in Lee’s Sum­mit. I’m 78 years old, still work­ing, and I have to leave the house by 6 a.m. week­day morn­ings.

I al­ways like to read my pa­per be­fore I go to work, and it’s won­der­ful to walk out the front door and it is in my drive­way. The Star has been in my home for at least 50 years.

Again, many thanks to the car­rier in my area for a job well done and ap­pre­ci­ated.

Lee Sum­mit

My stu­dents al­ways ask me why lit­er­a­ture is so dark. My only re­sponse is be­cause there is a lot of dark­ness in life to man­age.

But thanks to ar­che­typal he­roes, light can coun­ter­act the gloom. I have told my stu­dents about my new­est hero, Kate Quigley, the “dog lady” (2/16, A1, “House by house, ‘dog lady’ brings crea­tures com­fort; Six days a week, Kate Quigley takes food, wa­ter and other ne­ces­si­ties to ne­glected ca­nines”).

She is, in Maya An­gelou’s words, a truly “Phe­nom­e­nal Woman.”

English teacher Notre Dame de Sion High School

Kansas City

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