IT IS a major concern of old people about how they will die as that inevitable time approaches. Most do not want a prolonged death. ‘I hope I go overnight’ is the wish of most. ‘Don’t artificially keep me alive’ is a further plea. ‘I don’t wish to live as a vegetable or in relentless pain’ are other pleas.
We, and this is an 82-year-old writing, believe we should have the right to end our lives with dignity when further living has become totally painful and purposeless. It is our life and it is our choice. Please let us do this without controversy.
Dick James, Launceston.
Missing Liena Bridge
LIENA resident Patricia Flowers is frustrated at how long it has taken to replace the Liena Bridge since the June floods (The Examiner, November 11).
Meander Valley Council general manager Martin Gill said the replacement had been pushed back because the council was still waiting on designs to raise the bridge higher than the original. I ask Mr Gill - If it was a once in a 100-year flood, which it was, why would the new bridge need to be higher than the original?
A. R. Trounson, Needles.
I CAN’T agree with M. Fyfe (The Examiner, November 17). Fashion, by definition, is transient; it has some variety within the trend of the day, yet it changes regularly. Headscarves and long robes are akin to a compulsory uniform, which must be worn when a person is part of a particular group whether it be a football team, a school, a choir or a religious sect. It is indeed a statement of belonging to something and is immediately recognised as such.
Val Clarke, Kings Meadows.
I WOULD like to say a big thank you to two lovely ladies who stopped and helped me up after I had a fall at St Leonard's picnic grounds on Tuesday, November 22. I was very appreciative of them stopping to help and ringing the nursing home where I was going to visit my mum. A big thank you to the nurse at Mount Esk who attend my wounds.