The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Letters to Editor

Dear Editor:

You can sure tell it is election time. Sheriff Lumbeck doesn't come to Lomax only at election time. And that is to try to drum up votes. We have heavy law enforcement now that we have a local man running against the Sheriff.

Sheriff Lumbeck comes down to patronize our local eatery. Now that he has some competition from our end of the county seems everyone comes down.

It is our taxpayers time and money. Also a new sign goes up in a yard. You put your signs out on your personal time, not taxpayers time.

Charles Hawley

Letter Regarding Dan McKune

Dear Editor:

Thank you for the wonderful article that you wrote about our son Dan McKune, this week on the front page.

The entire family is very proud of him. Even though he is not a firefighter it must have rubbed off on him because his older brother David Lee, his brother in law John Dugan and his step father Tom Crotts are firefighters for MST.

His younger brother Donald MuKune was a firefighter in the Navy.

Many times he has asked me for medical advice over the years and as a Mother, Nurse and EMT for Stronghurst Ambulance Service, we have encouraged him to become an EMT but with his busy life being a good father, husband and coach he has not had time to pursue it at this time of his life yet.

Thanks Dan for all you do for your family and community. We are proud of you.

Tom and Jean Crotts

Dear Editor:

Thrilled at the endorsement from "Illinois Federation of Right to Life.'

I am excited to accept the endorsement of IFRTL and I stand firm in my conviction that our Country must protect those most in need - and most unable to speak for themselves.

I do not understand how we have people in this Country that are more concerned with the ethical treatment of animals than they are with the ethical treatment of an unborn baby.

The termination of a sustained heartbeat is not a "choice' that I will ever endorse.

Jim Mowen
Candidate For Congress

Not A Hallmark Card

By Elaine Slater Reese

He kissed her Good Morning. Together they went to the small kitchen in their Florida condo. She asked what he would like for breakfast. For the first time in a long time, his answer was pancakes. "I really feel like pancakes today."

He sat the table as she prepared his request. Together they shared a banana and an orange. They each ate three of the small pancakes - more than normal for them. They enjoyed their coffee and shared the newspaper as the sun streamed over the bay and made dancing reflections on the walls.

He reached over and took her hand. His dark brown eyes looked deeply into her green ones. His full head of dark wavy hair was now silver. But she still felt the same tingle she always had when he touched her. "You're the best thing that ever happened to me. I love you more than anything else in this world," he declared.

She smiled and thought of how they had recently had such a wonderful time celebrating their sixty-second wedding anniversary. Where had all the years gone?. They were so young when they said "I do". He had always treated her like a queen. They had known what it was like to experience your mate as your lover and your best friend.

She turned to put the rest of the fruit back on the counter and asked, "What time shall we go to the store to buy the Valentines?" There was no answer. She quickly turned around. His hands were shaking - there was deep fear in his eyes. He tried to answer her but couldn't. He finally managed to start making sounds - all garbled. Never again could she understand a word he said. But he could still touch her hand. He could still look into those eyes. That said it all. She didn't need a Hallmark card.

Elaine Slater Reese is a freelance writer in Spring Green, Wi. who grew up in Hancock County - near Bowen, Illinois