An Editorial by Robert Benson, my first cousin
To the editor:
Recently at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Library in Geneva, NY while
taking the elevator, I glimpsed from the door a mother and child,
a girl about six years old at a bright learning screen. I could not help
hearing the child, who was having difficulty seeing the screen, say,
"Mommy, I want to see!"
Just before the elevator
door closed I saw, unforgettably, the mother strike
the child in the face. In the darkness of the elevator, I wept profusely.
Childless 56 years
because of retardation, I ask mothers not to keep
their children in darkness.
The day of the incident
was National Prayer Day. I ask you to pray for
knowledge and wisdom.
ROBERT J. BENSON
Roy G. (Bunny) Benson