Letter to the Editor

Reader delivers heart-felt plea

Sunday, March 30, 2008

To the Editor:

I know that I am probably wasting my time, but I am so infuriated that I guess I just need to vent.

My grandkids, ages 10, 7 and 5, have been saving change in a water jug since my oldest was 3-years-old. We have always promised that when that water jug got full, we would take them to Disney World in Florida with the money they helped saved.

My husband and daughters and I have been putting change and extra dollars in there, but the kids have put every penny they found in that jug. They have put birthday money, Christmas money, etc., in there to take their first family vacation.

Now, some low life has decided that he or they needed that money more than my grandkids did.

They stole the garage door opener from my husband's truck and took only the jug of change from the garage. I have to say that whoever took it was either very strong or there was more than one.

That jug was more than two-thirds full and was very heavy.

We had started making plans to go to Disney this summer when the kids were out of school because it was almost full. I am sure there was close to $2,000 in there, more or less.

I really hope that the low life (and I have a good idea who it was) enjoyed their vacation, or whatever they used it on, because if I find out for sure who took it, they will be getting a vacation of another kind.

Let's just say they will be going away for a while.

This is an open request to all local banks, gas stations, grocery stores, liquor stores, bars, etc.

If anyone in the past couple of weeks has come to your place of business and cashed a large amount of change and small bills, please contact the Brazil Police Dept. or the Indiana State Police in Putnamville.

I know we will never get the money back, and we will figure out another way to take the kids on vacation, but I just would like to help the person(s) that took it go on another all-expenses paid vacation with three hots and a cot.

Finally, it really is sad when you have invited someone into your home or garage and trusted them and then they do something like this. Over the years, I have been accused of being too trusting and I never wanted to think bad of people, but this has really tested my patience.

Chris Schurick,