Letter to the Editor

Missing our friend

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This is just a little note to tell you what we've done for our very good friend Helga Reed. We took Helga everywhere -- to Indian Pow-Wow Jackpot, Flandreau, Pipestone, Spirit Lake and Spencer. We also went to Fairmont, Worthington, Sioux Falls and the doctor.

My wife called to her and talked to her on Monday, Feb. 21. Then on the 22nd no answer at all, so we went to the home, got the law and found her.

Then people jumped up talking about how they helped. We were the ones that took her places. Then we thought we would probably oversee her place -- until her son came, then not so. We got put on the back burner. The son is -- I don't know what you would call him -- different. Helga said he was.

All we know is we lost our dear friend. We will never find a truer friend. We went on horse-drawn bobsled at Peterson Point and church picnics. We have known her for over 30 years. We know her better than her son. We know more about her than probably anybody in Spirit Lake and we will take care of her now.

Her friends forever,

Lee and Carol Huntley