Originally created 10/15/00

Not amused by editorial cartoon



I am a student at Silver Bluff High School. I was quite disturbed to see the editorial cartoon that Rick McKee drew for the Sept. 17 edition of The Chronicle.

We had a relative pass away about four years ago who had lived in the Ranson nursing home in Aiken. The cartoon was very insensitive and distasteful. People are going through a difficult time right now, realizing that family members they thought were being well provided for were actually living in filth.

What your newspaper thought was a joke we found very offensive. What a shame your newspaper would find humor in such a horrible situation.

Heather M. Weymouth, Beech Island