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The tale of a pair of large, fake-gold filigreed earrings

To The Daily Sun,

On day last summer I was walking on the Meredith docks when I saw a smart-looking older woman with a friend. Since I just love talking to people and finding out their story — if they don't want the converse, that's fine, too, I stopped to say hello. While we were having a convivial conversation I was briefly interrupted by her admiring my earrings — they were large large, fake-gold and filigreed. After many repeated compliments, I finally took them off and said, "Would you like them?" With a sparkle in her eye she removed her crystal, drop earrings, gave them to me and we went away "new women!" You might think this is the end of the story, but — no.

I learned that she lived at Golden View and I had intended to visit her but was a little slow on the up-take and before I did she moved to South Carolina. Well, my church, Trinity Episcopal, brings services to Golden View and one day I made another friend who asked me to visit her there. This time I was a little more responsible. The day I went to visit, guess what? I discovered she made jewelry and lo and behold there were a pair of earrings that look just like the ones I had given away. I mentioned the similarity and she told me this story:

She was given the earrings by a very lovely resident who was told my other Golden View residents that they were too big for her (like is was their business) and she reluctantly gave them to her jewelry-making friend. When I told her my story she insisted on giving them to me and I love seeing them on my jewelry rack and wish I could meet with the true owner. 

Talk about "what goes around comes around!"

Susan Goodnough

Meredith

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I want to assure my 'secret admirer' that I will take legal action

To The Daily Sun,

On Feb. 3 I came home from work to a letter that had no return address. It was in a long, white, cheap envelope with what looked like a child's "block style" writing. It was post marked from Manchester. It had a teal old fashion truck stamp on it. I could see through the envelope a long yellow, lined piece of paper. It must have been licked to death because it was sealed tight! I opened it and of course it was not signed by the coward who wrote it — shocking. It was in regards to a letter I sent in on Jan. 31 to John Demokowski. It was, and I kid you not, a letter in proper grammar usage written in atrocious handwriting. It seems my computer spell check missed my usage of the word YOUR, and I guess the "old" grammar Nazi disapproved. It was completely childish, yet unnerving. This individual went out of their way to get my HOME address, hand-write a letter, stamp it, and mail it. That is a level of "crazy" oddness in my book. I am guessing they must be angry, bored and miserable with their own existence to go through all that for spellchecking my letter. I suppose I should be flattered in a "stalking" kind of way. And please let me not leave out how I feel this was a "personnel attack" against me for my letter(s) to John Demokoski. You know him? The one who says he prays for my soul because I took the Lords name in vain, ya that guy.

I called the editor at The Sun and spoke with her and I sent her copies of the letter and envelope as well. She gave me a few suggestions on how to handle this.I chose the last one and went right to my local police. They as well gave me some suggestions and if it continues what I can do legally with their assistance. And I can assure you my "secret admirer," I will take legal action. Do not ever take it upon yourself to send mail to MY home again. If you thought you were going to "teach" me a lesson, you failed. If you thought you would embarrassed me, you failed. If you ever thought that would intimidate me, you truly failed. If you thought for one second it would stop me from writing in, well you're reading my letter are you not? So that as well failed. So writers beware, the "teacher" is watching and reading . . .  (snickering sound)

Denise C. Burke
Gilford

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