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Jill Miles: So sorry worker didn’t receive a warm Granby welcome

To the Editor:

The recent letter from a young summer worker deserves a response, and I hope this finds her:

On behalf of myself and my friends in Granby, I would like to tell Ms. Sosa, “I’m sorry.”

I’m sorry that “some people” were less than welcoming and that those were apparently the only people you met. Unfortunately, every town has their share of people like this; I’m sure my cowboy friends can tell similar tales of their visits to Chicago. Perhaps someday you will be able to spend more time in our community and see its friendlier side.

I’m sorry that you were not adequately advised about the realities of life in a rural community.

The beauty of mountains and wide-open spaces sought by you and visitors to our guest ranches can also mean longer drives to the grocery store and less-than-cutting-edge communications. Many of us feel it to be a fair trade.

I’m sorry that the inconveniences of life and work in Grand County got in the way of your school responsibilities, and I hope that in the future you have the opportunity to work on problem-solving skills to serve you in similar circumstances.

I hope writing your letter made you feel better. Please show it to one of your university advisers and ask for his/her opinion.

Hopefully the intelligent and ambitious young person you are today continues to develop into someone who can appreciate a situation for what it is and handle disappointment without rancor.

And you are always welcome to give Granby another try.

Jill Miles

Formerly San Francisco, now Granby

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