Support local journalism by subscribing today! Click Here to see our current offers.

Dear Editor: Friday, Jan. 10, was a very wet day, but that did not stop passionate Del Norte Unified School District teachers from standing on the sidewalk nearest the fairgrounds and holding signs that read “Stronger Together.”

In solidarity with our fellow educators, my wife and I joined them.

When my bone marrow felt the chill, I walked over to Java Hut for some boiling-hot liquid to thaw out my innards. When the couple in front of me left with their beverages, I waddled up to the counter to order my drinks.

There must have been something about the way I was bundled up and dripping with the early evening’s tears that prompted the barista to inquire if I was a teacher. I nodded in the positive, since my lips were frozen together.

That was when they barista informed me that the couple who had just walked away prepaid $40 for drinks for the teachers at the protest. This was in addition to a previous customer who prepaid $200.

At that point, I did not need any coffee, because my heart melted. To those unsung heroes who did such an act of charity, I thank you.

I am sure my fellow educators will thank you as well, once their teeth stop chattering.

Brian Farr

Crescent City


Online Poll

What are your thoughts on enforcement of government rules about wearing a face mask because of COVID-19?

Please choose the option that best reflects your opinion.

You voted:

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

1. Be Civil. No bullying, name calling, or insults.
2. Keep it Clean and Be Nice. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
3. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
4. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
5. Be Proactive. Let us know of abusive posts. Multiple reports will take a comment offline.
6. Stay On Topic. Any comment that is not related to the original post will be deleted.
7. Abuse of these rules will result in the thread being disabled, comments denied, and/or user blocked.