For and against Hope’s characters

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Recently in your paper, I did read a letter from Dick Gardner about the benefits of showing the “pros and cons” of the beautiful town of Hope. I am a fairly recent arrival here and so would like to add my thoughts about that.

“Pros and cons” I think means “for and against” so I will cover the against part first. I am retired so can get a lot of exercise just walking through the streets. Many times I am stopped by people who want me to give them money and this should not happen in our town. Sometimes a person is aggressive and it scares me. How would our visitors and tourists feel to be approached in such a way? Surely there is something our mayor can do to stop this.

Now going to the “for” side. On my walks I am so happy to say I met a wonderful little person called Carol. She is Scottish, has white hair and the biggest of smiles. Never does she pass me without a kind word being given and this is not just for me. The lady does not pass anyone without a huge smile and greeting. This includes our very important tourists and is of course the proper way we should and must display ourselves. Carol is Hope and panhandlers are not.

Thank you so much Carol, I look forward to seeing you everytime I walk.

Kan Roo


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