A ridiculous idea

Coun. Neil Horner said a mouthful when he says he lives in a bit of a bubble

Coun. Neil Horner said a mouthful when he says he lives in a bit of a bubble (letters to the editor, Nov. 8).

His thinking that a daycare centre be included in the proposed senior’s facility in Qualicum Beach is the most ridiculous idea I’ve heard in a long time.

In his letter to the editor, Horner suggests that “nothing lights up a room quite so much as wee gaffers and the seniors would greatly benefit from their interaction.”  Well thanks for sharing your immense wisdom and knowledge as to what we seniors need or want or could benefit from.

And before anyone jumps to the conclusion that we don’t like kids, not true.  They do indeed light up a room, they are adorable, they bring a smile to the face, they bring back fond memories of kissing chubby cheeks and nuzzling warm, sweet-smelling necks, they bring on the warm fuzzies for granny and grandpa, and there’s nothing like the laughter of a child. But in the right place and at a chosen time.

I don’t think I’m alone in admitting that in my senior years I find little kids can be tiring and tiresome. We’ve raised our own, we’ve done our share of child care and all the accompanying issues, we’ve been there, done that and now we want adult time. I don’t think a desire for a little peace and quiet after a lifetime of working and raising a family is too much to ask. Isn’t that is the whole point of building homes for seniors?

Lesley Winter

Qualicum Beach

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach society goes to bat for insect eaters

Two bat houses built to monitor population in Heritage Forest

Parksville reopens portion of wetland

City undertakes review, remediation of liability concerns

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Vehicle knocks out Parksville power pole

Traffic single lane heading southbound

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Friends and family playing huge role in search for Vancouver Island man

Volunteers from the public join forces with SAR crews

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

Central Vancouver Island man dies in single-vehicle collision

Pickup truck with three occupants went off the road near Port Alberni

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

Most Read