Proud to have lived in Rumford
To the Editor:
When I received by Aug. 21 Rumford Times, I was shocked to read the article about MVHS Alum LCpl Perry.
She makes it sound like Rumford is the worst place in the world to live! Hope she doesn't plan to return -- let the Marines have her.
She has a lot to learn. I was really surprised at her, especially as a LCpl. She has no diplomacy, whatsoever.
I'm also an alum from Stephens High and proud of it -- after graduation, I enlisted in the Navy WAVES, not because I couldn't wait to get out of Rumford, but for the experiend and what I could learn.
After my discharge, my husband was working in Connecticut, so I followed -- again, not to get out of Rumford but to be with him. All turned out well; he had a good career at Pratt Whitney and I worked 35 years at Aetna Life & Casualty Ins. Co. as an analyst and pension consultant.
I went to Rumford on vacation as often as I could and still look forward to my visits there. It is still "home" to me. I consider it a soothing, comfortable town. For a relatively small town, there is always something going on and people work together to make it happen. There is always action somewhere.
Friends in Rumford are liftime friends and all memories are good ones.
I actually feel sorry for Lance Corporal Perry. She doesn't know a good thing when she has it!
Cecile M. Smith,