Old envelope found in a book
Someone on Kaua‘i might want this envelope found in a book.
It’s addressed to Mr. E.J.G.Bryant, Kilauea, Kaua‘i. It is postmarked Honolulu, dated Jan. 21, 1895. The postage stamp was 2 cents. Maybe a family member would be interested.
Emily Bott, Maui
Return bonsai trees stolen from Po‘ipu
Aloha Kaua‘i, we can do this!
These two bonsai trees were stolen last Friday night (Oct. 14), and we have a video of a car.
I have watched the owner of these bonsai work every day for 20 years on these trees. Whoever you are that stole them: please bring them back. No questions asked, just return them to the yard.
We all know you will do the right thing. We are begging you to return them.
Sam Lee, Po‘ipu
Abortion choice is a woman’s
Quality of life?
I’m compelled to respond to columnist Kathryn Jean Lopez, “On the importance of foster care,” on Oct. 18, 2021.
She rants and raves about the value of foster care for children. But then she points out that, “foster care is difficult: about half foster parents quit during their first year.”
Then, guess what? The child is possibly mistreated, ignored or rejected by someone who knows nothing about the responsibility of quality child care. Lopez ends by writing about abortion, and says, “Too often it is all about adults and not the child who has a right to not just life, but love.” To me, that is a glaring contradiction of what she said before.
Take a teenage girl or even a single mother who has an unwanted pregnancy. If she gets an abortion, it is obvious that the child is unwanted. In my mind, parenting is the most-important responsibility that a person can take on in life. It requires intelligence, gratitude, devotion, kindness, knowledge, love and selfless dedication to another human being for at least 18 years. A 16-year-old girl who gets pregnant is not prepared to be a parent. Sadly, there are countless children who are unwanted and suffer through a lifetime of stress because of it.
A woman is doing the embryo a favor by getting an early abortion. In addition, it should be the choice of women, not men, to make that decision. There are three women on the Supreme Court to rule on Roe v. Wade. States that ban abortion, e.g., Texas, need to be challenged. Let’s use some common sense when it comes to abortion, and remember that “quality of life means so much more than just the right to life.
Gabriela Taylor, Kapa‘a
This letter was updated on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 to correct how many women are on the U.S. Supreme Court.