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Poor story choice

The story that was written on the front page of last Saturday’s The Union might have been an OK story to tell, but why make it a front-page article to exemplify “motherhood”?

Although the mother featured is most likely a sincere, kind and loving mother, her lifestyle really does not reflect the majority of average mothers. Therefore, it was a poor choice by our editor to place it on the front page. It should have been appropriately placed in the second section.

It personally offended me, as I was in a similar situation as Barbara Terhorst. I was the mother of six sons when my husband died quite suddenly. I did consider their feelings and put my own life’s desires “on hold,” until they were grown into adulthood. This is not front page news, to be sure, and we are not heroes seeking attention for any of our choices.



Mary Emmerling

Nevada City


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