In the funeral home, there were current students, former students/alumni, staff present and past, and friends. All packed in there together were members from the School for the Blind, School for the Deaf and the Multisensory Unit. They talked (signing is talking, too,) visited, comforted and held each other as only family members do.
This feeling was palpable, because we are, or were, the WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. This is something that outsiders who see us only as a commodity for economic or political use will never understand. Our hurt and mistrust comes from the breaking up of our family as we have known it.
I realize times change, and things change, but to tear apart the family unit that has always been WVSDB is something that must not be taken lightly by the powers who be. Many of us will be in mourning, and we may be that way for a very long time. Because, you see, we held our students "Always Child First" long before you paid any attention to us.
Robin Dohrman Ayers
Family and Consumer Sciences, Daily Living Skills and ProStart teacher
Response to Kahn letter on guns
In response to Mr. Jamal H. Kahn's question: "Is unlimited gun access worth a child's life?" How many lives is freedom worth?
The framers didn't put "the right to bear arms" in the 2nd Amendment to ensure us the right to squirrel hunt; it's there so we can protect our freedom.
How many lives were lost stopping Hitler? Was it worth it? How many lives were lost because Hitler disarmed the Germans? Or Mao the Chinese, or Stalin the Soviets, or Fidel the Cubans?
Putin needs Romney for Winter Olympics
Russia's Putin fired the comrade in charge of building the facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the small resort city of Sochi, cost overrun and delays were cited for dismissal.
Mr. Putin can get things going in a hurry if he would call Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney did wonders in Salt Lake a few years back. That was one of his major campaign ads.