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Letter to the editor: Immigrants made this country

 

March 25, 2020



I can’t get the March 18th letter from Lisa McBroom out of my mind. How snobbish can we in Mukilteo possibly be?!  I’m reminded of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” and a song in it called “Ya Got Trouble (Right here in River City).” 

Refugees, a group worried about in McBroom’s letter, and immigrants made this country! My grandparents were salt-of-the-earth emigrants from Norway who farmed on the Great Plains, fought in World War I, endured the Spanish flu and the Depression, and never gave up! 

Just because people make less money than I do doesn’t make me better! Over 40 years of teaching elementary-age children taught me how polite and hard-working most of those lower income families were.

I applaud our City government for working on affordable housing complexes. These will be OPPORTUNITIES for many to live a decent life here. I don’t see them as “slums” or “ghettos.” Shame on you if you think that!

Susan Davison

Mukilteo

 

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