requires stopping all animal abuses. These are
not athletes, as the animals are hurt and dis-
carded after their use. Celebrating this abuse
is criminal and cruel. Wake up. Thank you.
NEAL AND JACLYN GRACE, SAN RAFAEL
I just wanted to tell you that the June
edition is absolutely outstanding. Just
chock-full of great stories, guides, etc.
Thanks. NICK JAVARAS, VIA EMAIL
Forgotten Family Member
Thank you for the article about Lyford’s Tower
in your September issue (Currents). Please
note that Hilarita Reed Lyford was not the
“sole daughter of John Reed,” as stated in the
article. The living descendants of her sister,
Maria Inez, would be quite disappointed to
read that their ancestor didn’t really exist.
Your author does acknowledge the Deffebachs
as direct descendants of the Lyfords. They
are the children of Maria Inez Reed and
her husband, Thomas Deffebach, and lived
with the Lyfords after the death of their
parents. Thank you for these articles that
encourage us to celebrate the history of marvelous Marin. PAM KEON, VIA EMAIL
In “A Big Decision” in our Private School
Guide (September), Greenwood School was
incorrectly included in a list of Waldorf
schools. Greenwood is an independent school.