I'm With You
My thanks to Peter Mulcahy and Jack Queeney for reading and responding to my second letter regarding the village post office. Both of your letters were well written, logical and informative, so it's now time to let you in on my little secret. Frankly, I agree with you 100 percent.
My position since I moved here 21 years ago was, is and always will be exactly as you outlined. My only disappointment was that more residents didn't respond. My purpose in spotlighting the post office a second time was just another attempt to draw attention to the controversial plight of the village.
For instance, take the loss of the state-owned ABC store that moved from "inner to outer." Certainly their customer base was larger than that of the post office, and yet no defenders came "out of the closet" to defend the integrity of the village. Also true is that we had no military brass intervening as we did with the village post office. (At the time of the opening of the second post office, an ex-postmaster said to me that the original would remain open due to some "strong pulling" by residential military brass.)
This leads to the natural conclusion that, to keep our village alive, bustling and vibrant, we villagers need more brass to "rise and shine" -- more brass in a brassier mayor, brassier Village Council and most of all brassier residents like Mulcahy and Queeney who are both so very capable of speaking out logically and stridently on the village's behalf. Perhaps both men would display their brass, communication skills and interest in village affairs by running for a council seat next election time.
For sure they could count on my vote.
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