Debate goes on
NO. My daughter and I usually compete to be
the first to read The Costco Connection each
month. We were both surprised to find “Is
chivalry outdated?” in the Informed Debate
section because we discussed this very topic
the night before!
We both agreed that chivalry is not dying
but is experiencing a revival. She and I are
glad recipients of chivalrous actions by the
young men with whom we have friendships.
Both she and I are treated with courtesy,
respect and kindness.
My husband and I are thankful that she is
learning that chivalrous qualities—honor,
integrity, compassion, service, courtesy,
respect, courage, protectiveness, etc.—are
components of character that matter.
Chivalry, the principles of behavior, still
exists; we, as a family, are very thankful that
they have not died out.
YES. There may not be enough chivalry out
there due to people absorbed in social media,
cell phones and devices; too busy to take the
time to connect with people in the “real world.”
NO. Our daughter was shopping recently
with her two boys, ages 5 and 1 ½. As they
approached a door, she stopped and explained
to the oldest: “Remember, a gentleman always
opens the door for a lady,” trying to teach
good, chivalrous manners. He stopped,
looked around somewhat puzzled, and asked,
“Where’s the lady?”
Chivalry is not lost, but it must be taught
… even if you laugh.
Thank you for your health update on
Sjögren’s [“Heath Calendar,” February 2014].
It is a disease that affects many people; they
suffer for years without diagnosis. Hopefully
this article will help someone seek help.
I read the article “Tuff Love” [February
2014] about the lives Antoinette Tuff saved.
Her story reminds us that no experience, however painful, is ever wasted. Thanks for this
story about a genuine American hero and a
message of hope.
Relief from tinnitus din
I had really bad tinnitus years ago [“Ring
cycle,” February 2014]. I tried everything. An
ear, nose and throat M. D. said he had recently
read that Neurontin (gabapentin) might
work. We found the right dose for me and I
couldn’t be happier. Oh, what a relief it is!
Spanish Fork, Utah
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Zin of omission
The February 2014 Costco Connection
wine article by Annette Alvarez-Peters
[“Heavenly Zins”] featured my favorite varietal, Zinfandel. Annette lamented the fact that
the California legislature failed to designate
Zinfandel, a grape of eastern European origin,
as our California State grape.
California actually has a native grape [Vitis
Californica], which still grows wild on the
lower western slopes of the Sierra Nevada
mountains, in very limited quantities. The
California wine industry hopes that someone,
some day, will invest the resources to initiate
commercial enterprise with our native grape,