Letters to the Editor, Nov. 12
Re “Bloomin’ shame” (Joe Warmington, Nov. 11): I have a theory, based on my personal experience, as to the reason you see fewer people wearing poppies this year. It’s because, in these COVID times, people generally carry much less cash and for certain little or no change. I kept seeing poppy boxes but each time this happened I was paying with a credit card and the smallest cash amount I had was a $20 bill. Yes, I suppose in retrospect I could and should have donated that $20 to this eminently worthy cause, but the point is that I think many folks just did not have what they believed to be an appropriate sum in cash. I finally obtained a poppy at a Tim Hortons on Nov. 10, with a $10 bill. I’m hoping the upside to this is that such individual donations as are received are, like mine in the end, larger than in previous years.
(That is certainly one positive way to look at it. But the donation boxes got creative as well with touchless payments – we need more of those boxes around)
DOLIGHAN DOES IT AGAIN
The cartoon by Tim Dolighan in the Nov. 11 Toronto Sun is the most poignant and touching on the topic (old soldiers never die — they just fade away) that I have ever seen. Thank you, Mr. Dolighan, and thank you, Toronto Sun.
(He really captured it perfectly)