Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the Editor...Mother right to accept kind offer
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Mar 2007, p. 8

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Dear editor, Re: Matt Penny's March 9 letter, Mother was too trusting of stranger. Did Mr. Penny read the initial letter? If I recall correctly, Ms. Baker and her son were at a busy Tim Hortons. Where does he think the cookie came from? It wasn't like the gentleman he calls into question baked it himself. I am led to believe by his comments then that Mr. Penny is against Halloween and does not hand out candy to "strange" children when they come knocking on his door (or allow his nephew to partake in this activity). As to his question "what on earth was this woman thinking?", I think she thought it was a kind gesture that someone paid to her son. Speaking as a mother, I am certain that she would not have accepted the cookie if she didn't feel right about it (call it mother's intuition). As parents we need to teach our children right from wrong. If we shelter them from everything then we are doing a real disservice to them. They need to experience the world and see that there are kind people out there. Ms. Baker and her son bumped into one of those kind souls that day. Hopefully they were able to "pay it forward" to someone else!

Fini, Amanda
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Letters to the Editor...Mother right to accept kind offer