To The Daily Sun,
Jared Grenier was a neighbor. He died in a car accident on Burleigh Hill, in our town of Sanbornton. Too young, Jared was still looking forward to life. At his Nov. 28 memorial service, I saw so many young friends come together to feel and express their loss. His mother, Nancy, hugged each person who spoke.
The other day as I walked on our paving stones in front of our porch steps, I suddenly remembered that Jared placed them. He and a friend some years ago did this work for us. The irregular stones needed figuring out, and I liked the way Jared and his friend connected them.
Then I went on to my task for the day, turning our Sanbornton Transfer Station/Recycling Center petition signatures into a mailing list to registered voters, so a group of us can write and address reminder postcards. We have the Friday, Dec. 18, Special Town Meeting coming up, to get back our re-use opportunity that our selectmen ended in September.
Among the signers is Jared Grenier. He was a registered voter. He did that one year when SB-2 was an issue. He wanted Sanbornton to keep Town Meeting. Now I saw that he signed for returning our Transfer Station/Recycling Center to normal. He must have signed at the Country Store.
Jared's obituary says that every day he "read The Sun" — this newspaper. So I'm recording it here, in this paper, his paper, that Jared was a community-minded young man. At his service I heard about his "heart of gold." Jared will be missed by many, and in our town, too — a heart of gold and gentle smile.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
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