To the editor:
Huh? The letter dated March 20 by Mary, what are you talking about in your unkind letter? The Record wrote yet another pro Nichols Brothers Boat Builders editorial. So what is your letter complaining about Mary? This is a rhetorical question, we don’t need your personal reply. What would be refreshing is if the Record would question Nichols’ business practice rather than always siding with them.
And why is it in the one letter by John a few weeks ago who wrote a rather nice letter suggesting another idea about Nichols, that people just slammed his opinion! Are we not allowed to have opinions or thoughts about Nichols unless they are only favorable? How many of us are afraid of Nichols and their blind supporters’ retaliation?
Is Nichols too big to question? It is the Holy Grail. Or is Nichols a bully? Maybe just maybe Nichols does more harm than good? To our thinking, if Nichols needs to get people to defend them constantly, to ask their supporters (and they do) to write letters on their behalf, they must have things to hide, perhaps several things to hide.
The vast majority of people on Whidbey Island do not benefit from Nichols. The only reason we have the guts to write this now is that we are moving elsewhere for a year. Maybe when we get back people will be allowed to have opinions about Nichols.
PETE and MONA SIMPSON