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To the editor,

It is with regret that I read the last piece by Hattie Dyck in the May 31, 2104, edition of the Truro Daily News. 

I have followed her writings both in the paper as well as in books. I appreciated her ability to view a subject with fairness and objectivity.  I also had the honour of meeting with her a number of times. Although we didn't always agree, I always was dealt with in a respectful manner. A champion for the people is a thought that just came to mind as I tried to summarize what I felt she stood for.  

I wish her many years of blissful retirement, but, I find it difficult to imagine her "retiring," sitting on the veranda in her rocking chair, sipping warm milk, with a shawl over her shoulders (the definition from my childhood of retired persons). I am sure she will contribute much to our community.


Jim Harpell

Shortts Lake

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