To the editor:
The passing of Alison Bernier Pickney caught all of us off guard. It brought back memories of my mom, who passed unexpectedly, 52 years old, 52 years ago.
I remember a neighbor saying, “The whole neighborhood is crying.” This week, the whole town was crying.
The world we live in is a mess. Can we change it? Alison set an example for all of us. She accepted everyone, regardless of their social standing, race, gender, or religion. She treated everyone as a friend. I never heard her say anything bad about anyone.
Maybe if we tried a little harder, and remember what Alison lived like, we could change our world.
Jean Edele Butler, Avon (formerly Southington)