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EDITOR: Gives writer new name

| November 30, 2010 6:21 AM

Editor’s note:  In the newspaper business, the only thing worse than failing to correct a mistake is creating one. Typing in a submitted letter to the editor, I misread the name of the writer. Thankfully, she has a rosy outlook on life — or is that a rosary outlook? Anyway, here’s her follow-up letter:

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I wanted to thank you for publishing my letter of comments on China, but I just wanted to know why you put the wrong name. I clearly included my full name Rosary Pederson and it was also spelled out on the return label but felt you knew better and signed me Rosemary. Did you think you knew my name better than I do?

Just so you know, it’s been in my family for more than five generations. It comes from the Italian Rosaria, which means Rosary in English. Also there is a Santa Rosaria in the Litany of the Saints.

Good thing I’m used to it. Another thing, I’m forgiving and have a sense of humor and I’m not angry. I usually tell people I can bless them sitting, kneeling or standing. Ha! Thank you for the printing.

ROSARY PEDERSON

Coeur d’Alene

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