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Her heart with victim’s family

“Not another horrible accident,” I said to myself while reading the front page story Feb. 5 on the crash and death of 65-year-old Ned Taylor, who I never had the pleasure of meeting. But as I continued reading on the back page, and saw the picture of his wife (and son).

That Margie Taylor I do know. I happen to see her every day, working tirelessly and so lovingly in my son’s special education class at Union Hill School.

My heart goes out to her and her family. And then it struck me. That the night before I had just attended my first of two classes of traffic school for a recent speeding ticket I received going 79 in a 55 zone. And that earlier I had been trying to think of an excuse (in case anybody asked?) of why I was driving so recklessly. And in truth is there isn’t one. So the next time I feel the need for speed, I won’t and will slow down and think of Ned Taylor, who will never have the pleasure to meet his soon-to-be-born granddaughter.

Because of the reckless acts of one person behind the wheel. I can’t wait to hear the excuse she has.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Margie and her family once again.

Debra Resnick

Grass Valley

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