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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: August 19, 2003
Byline: Don Flathman Glenside


Letter: A fitting tribute (2 of 2)

I don't think there's anything a person could do to which someone else wouldn't object. You could stand on a street corner handing out $100 bills, and I'll bet someone would find a reason to find fault with that.

Elizabeth Kerr pretty much did that when she created a scholarship for skateboarders in memory of her son Patrick ("Skater's legacy: Reward hard work with college," July 24). It was a nice idea — a noble gesture, even — and an apt memorial to her skateboarder son. Who could object to that?

No sooner had she done it than Michael P. Gallen comes along to find fault with it. Give us a break, Michael. Surely there's enough else that deserves your objection other than a mother, standing on a corner of LOVE Park, handing out scholarships in her son's memory.

Bravo, I say to Elizabeth Kerr. Bad form, Michael.

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