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Robert L. “Bob” “Orpalo” “Tudoc” Valerio, 85, died June 30, 2019, in Seattle.
7/11/2019
A real nightmare

EDITOR, Daily News:

After reading and listening to the different news reports and hearing the pro cut everything’s say "not to worry."  I thought: ”Really?? Are we ready for our children and neighbors moving so they can find work and live in a state which values education, arts, and decent services for all our population? Are we ready for more homeless people without social services, are we ready for no marine highway and even higher costs of living? Are we ready to be the only state without a State Arts Council?

I had a dream after all the commotion. Gov. Dunleavy wrote a letter to Dear Abby, it read: “Dear Abby, I am the governor of one of the richest states in the union and with one of the smallest populations. I am cutting education — my biggest cut, plus a lot of other things that help people, but education is my biggest thing. I wonder though — I was an educator before I became a politician. Why are people so riled up about keeping schools open? Signed, Gov of Rich State.”

Dear Abby replied; “Dear Gov of Rich State, Not knowing you it is hard for me to respond but I think you probably have a past in education where you were not successful, maybe even fired from a job or two. You may have residual anger at yourself and others for your failures. The best thing I can suggest is seeing a licensed mental health clinician. Keep looking until you find one that can help you, because with all the cuts you are talking about, the type of help you need may be harder to find. Signed, Dear Abby.”

Was that only a dream or a real nightmare?

JEFF BUDD

Sitka