EDITOR: The Sept 21 an article by Peter Tyner entitled “Wine Pioneer Boeger celebrates 40 years” is an excellent example of a successful business in “small town America.” Congratulations to Sue, Greg and family. The Boeger Merlot, being served at the White House in 1984, speaks highly of their winery.
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Mr. Anthony J. Arjil’s letter, dated 9/28 has struck a chord within many readers, I am sure, by stating that the “Mountain Democrat stands alone as a beacon for small town America… fine reporting of local news that is based on traditional values of God, Country, Family…” The “Wine Pioneer Boeger” article is just one of many articles of “small town America” that have been published by the Mt. Dem. over the years.
Mr. Arjil has an unusual talent, in that he has responded in a very positive fashion by stating his core beliefs which answered another letter, without referring to this letter’s author.
The Boeger article brings to mind the adage, “Behind every successful man stands a brilliant woman.” Note: the basic adage is “behind every man stands a woman”; however many variants exist.
The Oct 8 issue had a beautiful autumn color photograph by Pat Dollins, accompanying the article entitled, “Hope Valley and change” by Wendy Schultz. Autumn is a special time of year, the harbinger of the coming winter season. This picture reminded me of the Sept 17 through 22 Mutts comic strip series. For example, on Sept 18 the thought was: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” (Albert Camus.) Then on Sept 21 the thought was: “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree” (Emily Bronte.) Lastly, on Sept 22 the thought was: “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile” (William Cullen Bryant.)