As someone who was born and reared in Oxford and continues to work in Oxford, I have only three words in response to most of the individuals who spoke during public comment at the Oxford Township Board of Trustees meeting that took place on July 13 – shame on you.
I have never been so utterly ashamed and embarrassed at the attitude that was on display at this meeting.
Having had close friends, co-workers and now family who have fostered and adopted children from all walks of life and all kinds of devastating situations, I cannot believe the small-mindedness on display at that meeting by a handful of people who seem to feel that a group of children living in their beloved corner of the township is going to completely destroy their way of life.
I spent many days of my childhood on Delano Road and years of my young adulthood riding at Metamora Open Hunt and I appreciate the beauty of that corner of the township.
A group of children living in your “neighborhood” is not going to change that.
My father always told me that if you do not take a stand against wrongdoing, you are giving your tacit approval.
Well, I refuse to give my tacit approval to this group of people who cannot see beyond their own noses and what is truly important in this world.
I welcome House of Providence and I hope they know that this small group of people is in no way representative of the rest of this community.
Susan Bullen McCullough
Oxford born and bred