No one got sick, but they could have

I’m not angry — just very scared.

No one got sick, but they could have

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to “No one got sick from that ‘selfish party’” published Aug. 19.

Mr. McCully, I am saddened that any high school senior missed prom or graduation this year. I am not the least bit angry. I am glad no one from the party has gotten ill. The fact remains, it could have turned out very differently. Many people are asymptomatic and passing COVID around. I am sure you and the party thrower would be devastated if the party was responsible for anyone’s illness or death.

My immediate neighbors and the HOA president agreed with me & the HOA immediately put out a Facebook reminder that masks should be worn in the common areas.

Your comments hinting that I have not contributed to this community were inappropriate, since you do not know me.

I was recognized at by my last employer for being one of two who contributed the most to United Way. I have won awards at work for my treatment of people and dedicated work ethic.

I have created homemade cards and sent them to veterans, I participated in Prom Dreams & personally purchased a dress for a low income senior so she could attend her prom. I contribute books and puzzles to Enumclaw Rehab and to Friends of the Library.

Whenever I can, I make buy-one-get-one purchases and give the one I get free to the food bank. My income is currently very limited and that is my way of contributing to the community.

I am disappointed, not angry. I am frightened that I could get infected & die from this horrible disease that is preventable if people would just wear masks & distance.

My congrats to the young graduate. I hope he has an amazing life ahead of him.

Dennie Anderson


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