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THRIFT: Don’t ignore the good

| May 20, 2020 4:00 PM

Ms. Thrasher’s letter of 5/13/20 was, in my opinion, snobbish, hurtful and nasty. Maybe, in whatever state she came from, thrift stores had an odor problem. However, she obviously hasn’t been in our Coeur d’Alene Goodwill or our Hospice Thrift store (Salvation Army Thrift closed some time ago).

Who died and left her queen of essential services? Maybe she doesn’t need to shop at thrift stores, but there are many in our community who do. Also, what part of re-cycling usable items doesn’t she comprehend?

I am one of those “who-knows-who” who have donated to these thrift stores. All of the items I have donated arrived recently washed and in good wearing order. I have NO diseases and am absolutely insulted for her to infer otherwise. I am also a proud shopper at Goodwill and Hospice Thrift stores. Money spent at these stores is money spent for a good cause.

Without getting into my decision to wear or not wear a mask I, and I’m sure a few others, hope Ms. Thrasher stays at home or maybe returns to where she lived before she moved here.

LAGONDA McDONALD, S.B.

Coeur d’Alene