I was sorry to see in Sunday’s obituaries that one of our frequent letter writers, Frank Shappee, passed away recently.
I could always count on his letters to be well-written, thoughtful and topical – three qualities that are why some writers seem to get published more often than others. Apparently Mr. Shappee enjoyed writing his letters as much as we did running them. From his obit:
Dad was also proud to be featured in this very publication over the years with insightful letters to the editor.
His most recent letter appeared last July, regarding the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. His letters were always feisty, and he didn’t shrink from criticizing us, the Tacoma City Council, the NRA or anyone he thought deserved it. Wherever he is now, I’m sure he’s giving ‘em heck.