April 8, 2012

To the Editor:

While I appreciate what Hilary Rosen has revealed to us in this panel discussion, I still have to believe she was wrong about Mrs. Romney’s not having to ever work a day in her life (“Hilary Rosen Talks Families –– Ours,” by Winnie McCroy, April 25-May 8). My mother gave birth to and raised 11 children by the same husband, of whom I was the youngest, and I can attest to the fact that she worked at keeping house just as hard as my father did as an outdoor rough finish carpenter. The only difference being that mama was her own boss.

Perley J. Thibodeau

April 25, 2012

To the Editor:

The statement “the Mormon custom of adopting kids to grow their church” is unsubstantiated. I know a lot of Mormon families and “growing the church” has not motivated any of them. What I generally see are infertile couples wanting children or slightly older couples able to provide for more children. If Mormons believe in one thing, it is the importance of family.

Geoff Brown