To the Editor:
I consider Nancy Snead a long time friend of my family. Her children and my children went to Salado schools together back in the early 80’s. I respect her as an educator, citizen and a person who still has her independent spirit about her.
Nancy, I don’t think anyone would consider you “a lemming who will blindly follow the dictates of anyone”. News flash neither am I. You and I must not know the same senior citizens. The ones I know are some of the best informed, well educated, independent thinking people in our village and they vote in large numbers.
I am voting against the de-annexation of part of our beloved Village. I returned home to Salado, not Mill Creek. My roots are deep here; my grandparents came here in 1935 to make a better life for their family. Yes, my taxes are “capped” but I don’t apologize for that fact. This November I will be 75 years old. I have had a job since I was 13 and do to this day. Maudie and I have worked hard all of our 53+ years of marriage, lived on a budget, we skimped and saved but through it all we have been and continue to be blessed. With a lot more years behind us than are ahead of us, it is ok if our taxes are capped. It is ok that we get to vote on this issue.
PS. I had to look up the definition of the word “lemming.”