Letters to the Editor

Rest in peace, Dr. Hardy Jones

We lost a true Los Altos icon and a man of great warmth, artistic talent, intelligence, love and, definitely (beyond a shadow of a doubt), a positive attitude that was unmatched. Dr. Hardy Jones passed away Dec. 28 with, according to his wife, Jane, a smile on his face, sipping a glass of wine and surrounded by family.

Hardy always had an expression: “Today is a great day.” It was a pleasure beyond all doubt being Hardy’s friend and neighbor for more than 40 years. Every day when I look in my yard and see sculptures of our sawtooth crocodile, our kitty cat and, especially, a sculpture of “Retirement” man done by Hardy for my husband, Bill, upon his retirement, I will always think of Hardy.

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Accusation of atheism ‘mean-spirited’ bullying

May I remind William F. Moniz concerning his truly mean-spirited diatribe in the Dec. 21 Town Crier (“No sympathy for the politically correct”) that it may be that (to quote his exact words): “This is and always has been a Christian country,” but it must also be added that we have always been a country of immigrants who came “yearning to be free.”

Exercising that freedom is exactly what each one of us has been blessed to pursue.

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Don’t be offended by ‘Christmas’

The letter “Focus on Christmas excludes non-Christians” (Dec. 14) got me thinking that either political correctness has gone too far or that some people are just so easily offended.

I am an atheist and my wife is agnostic – she hasn’t quite gone to the dark side yet – but we always put up a Christmas tree and have a special dinner on Christmas Day. And we enjoy singing Christmas carols at parties we go to.

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