Archive for Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Letters to the editor: Dad’s wise decision

June 20, 2007

To the editor:

In 1941 my father, V.I. Morey, relocated his family to Tonganoxie. I have always enjoyed living in Tongie, but I never really thought that much about it, either. Then on October 10, 2006, a life-altering event occurred. I had a stroke and suddenly I knew what it meant to live and work in Tonganoxie. I was literally overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the populace of Tonganoxie. The support provided us by the wonderful caring people of my wife's and my employers (USD-464 and the Tonganoxie Public Library) and our many friends and neighbors saw us through this rough patch. People that I hardly knew and, sorry to say, seldom spoke to sought us out to inquire about me with offers of assistance and moral support. I just don't have the words to express how much it helped us to cope with this adversity.

Now I am improving, thank you very much. And I am committed to prevailing over this bad hand that life has dealt me. That is in no small part because of you wonderful people, the citizens of my town, Tonganoxie. Thank all of you. And thank you Dad, for making that decision back in 1941.

Jim Morey

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