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More Grafe fallout...

February 2, 2003

Mrs. Flanagan,

    To follow up on your story of January 24, 2003, A rose by another name, after having ready Kay Grafes story, I would say she started out from Mississippi with a chip on her shoulder made of sour grapes even before she got to Santa Rosa with her own Grapes of Wrath.

     Trying to compare our dry climate to the south's greenery and Santa Fe and its tourist glitter to a Norman town sounds like a person who was determined not to see the attributes of Santa Rosa, regardless.

    If she couldn't see beauty here it was probably because she was looking for her flying saucer.

    We who live here know we arent perfect, but we dont try to change everything to fit someone elses ideal.

Maybe she meant that as pointed humor.

Lifetime, so far, resident,

Olen L. (Larry) Taylor

Santa Rosa, NM