Following close on icy highway irresponsible
Last Monday and Tuesday, I traveled from St. Louis, Mo., to Fort Wayne because I had to return to work Wednesday. I knew the going would be slow and had planned for that. I was amazed at the 151 slide-offs that we saw and hoped that if I just drove slowly and carefully, such a thing would not happen to me.
Somewhere between Anderson and Fort Wayne, I found out differently.
On a straight stretch of road, going 12 to maybe 15 miles an hour, I started to slip, slowly turning from north-to-south to east-to-west. Now add to my horror a semi-trailer flying past me at speeds only to be used on optimal-condition roads. I was able to regain control and never left the road.
Sometime later, I was passing the Vera Bradley complex approaching Fort Wayne. An EMS in service approached me in the passing lane. Following not 4 feet behind this working EMS were a small car and another tractor trailer, each going as fast as the working EMS.
I have been driving long enough to know that there are irresponsible drivers in the world. I have always had a respect for the overland haulers that travel in all kinds of weather to keep our stores supplied, but nothing can excuse these actions.
FLORENCE SUMMERS Fort Wayne
Replace wonder about gays with understanding
In the Jan. 5 letters to the editor (Majority is unable to make voice heard), Ken Selking wondered how it is that such a tiny minority (the gay community, comprising as little as 2 percent of the population) is able to, essentially, bend the majority to their will.
The suggestion is that Christians, who Mr. Selking claims are 78 percent of the population, are being coerced to accommodate the tiny gay majority. Makes you wonder, doesnt it? he says.
Yes, it does make me wonder. It makes me wonder if Mr. Selking and the like-minded ever follow up on these questions. It makes me wonder if theyve ever had an actual conversation with their gay family members so that they may better understand the issue. It makes me wonder if they really have any real wonder at all.
MATT HELMS Churubusco
Generosity brightened holiday for YWCA clients
Thanks to the many members of the community who supported YWCA Northeast Indianas domestic violence clients over the holidays: Paul Sauerteig, Steve Gard and The Oyster Bar, Kiwanis Club of Fort Wayne, the Legal Department at Lincoln Financial Group, all three Bath & Body Works locations in Fort Wayne, Victorias Secret at Glenbrook, Parkview Health Cardiology, Toys for Tots, Huntertown Ministries, Aboite Podiatry, Holly Amber and Santa, YWCA Northeast Indiana volunteers, and countless community members helping make this holiday season beautiful for our clients!
They were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of gifts they were able to give their children, as well as the simple fact that they received gifts at all. We could not make all of these wonderful things happen without the continued support of our community.
SYDNEY McKERR Public awareness coordinator, YWCA Northeast Indiana Fort Wayne