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Mailbag: CDA Mom Tells What It’s Like

CDA Mom: As I sit here at my computer this morning, my thoughts have been on my son. My son is always on my mind, but this morning I was reading the rhetreic that was posted under another thread and the impact of those angry hateful words being thrown around was too much for me. It was my son's 21st birthday two weeks ago today and I haven't heard from him in 4 weeks. I do not worry to much because if something did happen to him I would get the knock on the door, so I worry, but I am ok. I understand how the Iraq war can bring up great discourse and debate. But PLEASE keep in mind when you are debating the topic that it is me -- just a mom -- that is trying to get through this war without being subjected to hateful and totally disrespectful discourse. I do not ask anyone to change the discourse or the debate, because it needs to occur. I just request that it be less hateful and angry.

DFO: I should save this e-letter when flamers on both sides are slashing and burning re: the war. It's one thing to debate. It's another to blaze away when there are a lot of people out there in this mother's shoes.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.