Letters to the Editor 1/04/2023


Last updated 1/3/2023 at Noon

Pleased to meetcha

To the Editor:

Been attached to Sisters for goin’ on 15 years, Central Oregon for 20, state of Oregon for 55, born in Yreka, California, so four years there (please don’t hold it against me).

I’ve always looked forward to the last Nugget of the year. I’ve always look forward to seeing all the folks I’ve known and met. The happy faces of those that have been and no longer are. Most of all, the ones that I’ve crossed paths with either way. Based on my continual perusal of The Nugget on a religiously weekly basis (again please forgive me), what one might notice is that the faces that I once always recognized have changed. This is OK for me! I’m not asking anyone to jump ship or hop on a bandwagon, or, well, just get tuckered out thinking too much about it. I’m just saying its OK.

I have been blessed with so many things in my life and continue to thank many people, God, my wife, my children, my friends, for what we have. Honestly, I can’t wait to meet all these new folks, hear their stories, play their games, watch their children grow, how smart they might be! I myself have been so fortunate in my short stay here to see many other families grow and share the like. I guess all I’m trying to say is this: Next year at a minimum, please give everyone, anyone, all of the above a chance, give everybody a choice, give every person their right to be. Try to love deeper than anybody ever thought possible!

I ask you, “Is that wrong?” I think not, but then again, I’ve been known to be wrong a time or two. Ever heard “Don’t matter, ain’t gonna change.” Shame on us! Love to all I’ve known and all the ones ahead, I can’t wait to meetcha!

Charlie Bunker

Contrasting columns

To the Editor:

In the most recent edition of the paper, I found it interesting that two completely contrasting columns were shared. “I want you to know” expressed the importance of how we communicate with one another so that respect prevails and the possibility of being heard exists.

The Bunkhouse Chronicle, “SBFFTXMLB+” demonstrated just the opposite, spewing venom at the accused, inner city poverty, climate action, gun control, and the media. Positive change doesn’t happen from spewing venom and damnation. I’m glad I read “I want you to know.”

Shera Felde

Age friendly

To the Editor:

The Sisters High School choir and band under the direction of outstanding music teachers proved that Sisters is still dedicated to being an age-friendly community. They performed with amazing talent and love toward the age-65-plus attendants of the Tuesday luncheon at the Community Church on December 13, 2022. Students shared warm greetings and deep conversations with the elders. For all ages these were renewing encounters that are rare in most communities, but not in Sisters Age-Friendly Country.

My husband and I are rescued from social isolation by these Tuesday get-togethers provided by Council on Aging that include visiting with friends, organized games, entertainment, exercise, and a nutritious lunch, expertly served by friendly, caring volunteers. Elders are invited to join us each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sisters Community Church, 1300 W. McKenzie Hwy.

JoAn Power


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