Steve Chittock

C.C. Nursing and Rehabilitation not given enough credit for its work

I would like to let people know that my mother, Polly White, had been at Crescent City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for some time and they took excellent care of her.

The staff went over and beyond their regular duties to ensure great care for her and they were wonderful to our family especially in her final days. I would like to publicly thank the staff and I think they are not given enough credit for the difficult work they do.

Remember, the patients are there because they either can't take care of themselves or their family can't take care of them, so these dedicated people do their very best to make sure people are well taken care of in very difficult times of their lives.

Cindy White

Smith River

Keep your dog on leash or you may run afoul of park rangers

Recently I made a trip to Fern Canyon on the Redwood Coast with some of my friends.

It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the ride on a muddy and winding road through two creeks to be charged $6 to continue to the parking lot where there we saw something upsetting. Two young girls were being detained and then questioned by three rangers, one a woman who came to do the pat-down search on the girls while they were handcuffed.

All three drove this eight miles in their respective four-wheel-drive rigs to deal with these girls, apparently because their dog was on the trail with them.

So remember, always keep your dog on a leash or you may run afoul of rangers.

Els Stolk


Triplicate writers need to brush up on their grammar

Regarding the Feb. 18 front-page article, "Locals want a piece of the pie," the writers apparently need to brush up on their English. They confuse "effect" with "affect." The correct grammar should have been "... shovel ready and directly affect jobs."

It's one thing for the general public in the letters section to make mistakes, but it's quite another when your (presumably) professional staff make such a prominent error. Computer spell check doesn't always catch these kinds of mistakes; only a good command of language saves one from appearing the fool.

I realize our children have access to other ways of learning the effective reading and writing that is so critical to their future prospects, but when we are surrounded by incorrect usage on billboards, signs, in our grocery stores and on the Internet, the very least our newspaper should be doing is showing our children proper usage.

Terry Allaway


A Perfect Yarn donates to charity effort to help children with cancer

Just a quick note to let folks reading The Triplicate know about a giving member of your community. Her name is Leapha and she one of the owner-operators of the shop A Perfect Yarn on Highway 101. While in the shop recently with knitting questions, I mentioned I have begun knitting small socks to give to children at St. Jude's Children's Hospital and/or the local American Cancer Society on Dec. 2.

The stockings are made singularly to hang on Christmas trees and it is hoped that a small donation from adults would find its way inside to help in the fight against cancer. Being a senior citizen on a fixed income, I knew that if I could knit a small sock at least twice a month, and put $2 in each, by this coming December I would be able to have $48 to donate, plus at least 24 socks to give away, for the little guys and girls with cancer.

Otherwise it is too difficult to come up with even that bit of a donation. Every little bit helps, so I have to try. I hadn't been able to afford the higher quality yarn made for socks and asked Leapha if she might have eight or 10 yard scraps I could weave together to make these kids a better sock than the inexpensive thicker style yarn I'd been using for their Christmas tree socks.

She disappeared into the back of her shop and came back with enough left-over yarn to render socks far beyond my goal and allow me to make perhaps a dozen or more than I hoped for. These extra socks will begin being made the first of March. She could have used this yarn for other things, but gave from the heart, so if you are down her way, cancer survivor or whatever, stick your head in the door and say thanks for helping out with the Christmas tree cancer socks for kids.

I'll be turning in my bunch this December down at the local office or sending them to St. Jude's, wherever the need is the greatest.

Vickey Stamps

Crescent City