Steffens should be allowed to retire with accolades
To the Editor:
I was glad to see the letters to the editor in support of Rosie Steffens in your paper the last several weeks. They’ve helped me realize that I can’t sit back and say nothing in defense of this wonderful, giving lady who has been besmirched on the front page of our local paper.
I don’t know what happened and, according to what I’ve read recently, there are still a great number of unanswered questions. However, I have enough faith in Rosie to trust that whatever decisions she made as director in this particular situation and are now being criticized, were done with a good heart and the best of intentions.
Rosie’s kindness, warmth and assistance to the seniors she has served in our community deserves to be celebrated, and she should be allowed to retire with the highest accolades, not dishonor and public humiliation.
It’s heartbreaking to think that all the good that she’s done in the last 26 years could be casually erased by a decision to put this story in the public eye, rather than letting it be taken care of in the private domain.
Overby Trail, Lake Leelanau