To The Daily Sun,
I would like to share what has happened since my last letter to The Daily Sun. I personally called Mr. Morrissette's home and his mom answered the phone. She asked me who I was and I told her my name and that I was one of the people who wrote a letter to the newspaper in regards to the church property. She thanked me for calling after I told here why I was calling and she gave me Mr. Morrissette's cell number to call.
I called Mr. Morrissette and apologized to him if my letter was received in the wrong tone. I told him I didn't want my letter to him to be coupled with Mr. Vachon's response which in my view was a bit harsh toward Mr. Morrissette. I can't speak for Mr. Vachon, but I can for myself, and I did to Mr. Morrissette and I want to publicly say he was very polite and thanked me for calling him. He acted like a gentlemen and I appreciated the fact that he did take time to talk with me. I believe that Mr. Morrissette reflected to me that he is a man of character and I respect him for talking with me when he could have simply hung the phone up, he did not.
After reading his last letter, I realized there are many issues Mr. Morrissette has had to deal with as a business man in our community. My dad was on the Zoning Board in Cambridge, Mass., and he once shared with me that a homeowner had built his property one inch over the legally approved area and the board wanted him to tear down that whole section. My dad, as a board member fought to have the once inch approved for the homeowner. And the board eventually approved the change. It was the common sense thing to do and in the end the board made the right decision.
Hopefully, in Mr. Morrissette's case there will be a decision that is mutually acceptable to all parties involved.
It has been said that one of the surest marks of good character is a man's ability to accept personal criticism without feeling malice toward the one who gives it. The conversation between myself and Mr. Morrissette reflected that character on Mr. Morrissettes's part. Thank you Mr. Morrissette for being a gentleman. I can see your mom has instilled the type of values we all look to see in others.
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