2008-04-12 / Letters

Loretta Dennany Served as Role Model for Youth

To the Editor:

Many thanks for the lovely and very well written article on my mother, Loretta Murray Dennany, in Town Crier's most recent issue (February 9 to April 11, 2008). It made my heart sing with pride and affection for little Loretta, who was large in my life. She served as a model for so many young people and her contemporaries. Loretta politicized me as an 11-year-old during her radio tune-in nightly listening during the infamous McCarthy hearings in the early 1950s. Naturally, she had many meaningful editorial comments throughout these hearings. As a consequence, I've been an adult advocate for and activist in the racial/anti-war/social justice movements. Living for 40 years in New Mexico has afforded me fertile territory in which to demonstrate Loretta's basic values/ precepts.

The white light always shined on Loretta's pretty head.

Anne D. Kanapilly

Albuquerque, New Mexico P.S. I wrote the "social column" (of all things) in the late 1950s when Nick Camp (I believe) was Town Crier editor.

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