A Sound Off from the editor
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Rejection of quilts a shame
I am absolutely amazed and appalled that Murray House has rejected the offer of quilts by Judy Morningstar because it doesn’t match their decor! They solicit donations to build this facility, then turn down a gift from a renowned artist who has created these works of beauty with caring and love.
Questioning quilt rejection
How dare the director of Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation not accept those beautiful gifts of quilts for Murray House, because the “organization already had plans to purchase new bedding and decor in accordance with the interior design plan,” the story read. Do you really think someone fighting cancer really cares if the quilt matches the interior design? Anyone fighting cancer would love to have a quilt around them knowing it was made with love.
I was just reading the story in the paper about the donation of quilts to Murray House and reason for them being turned down was because they did not fit in with the decor? They are not turning down monetary donations. These quilts are beautiful! They could just be laid across the foot of the beds.
Way too early for decorations
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve started to see those Halloween decorations popping up in house windows and in the front yards. People — it’s not until Oct. 31, and it’s just one night! Wait until the day before and then go nuts. I bet those are the same types who will then rip down all that Halloween stuff and immediately drape their houses in Christmas lighting. Totally forgetting about the real day we should be honouring, Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.
I have a suggestion for the Brandon School Division
Assiniboine Community College has extra room there now that some of the campus has moved up to the North Hill. They could take the French-only students from Harrison and the French immersion kids from New Era and move them to ACC. A lot of them get bused anyway so that would work out. That way, if the French-only students decided they wanted to take French immersion they are right there at the school and vice-versa. That way it would leave room for other students to go to the school and Harrison could be back to a junior high school and we wouldn’t have to have all those portable classrooms.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 22, 2013