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Respect for the Resnicks’ gift

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter with the following disclosures:

1. I do not know and have never met the Resnicks;

2.I do not know and have never met, as far as I know, any of the people who have written about them either pro or con;

3. I have lived here permanently for the last year and a half;

4. I have had a home and spent substantial time here for the past twenty years.

I applaud the Resnicks’ for their extremely generous gift to this community. Judging by the response of some in our community it was unappreciated and undeserved. Certainly the Resnicks’ deserved credit, recognition and thanks for their gift. To deny this is to prove that you are small and undeserving.

I would be willing to bet that none of the critics have made or could make an equivalent gift. I am not saying that money is the only gift that can be given but its importance is undeniable. I am also certain that many of the critics are not reticent about taking advantage of the many events that require substantial funds for their presentation.

In all of the years that I have been here I have noticed an undercurrent of jealousy that runs through some of the less financially stable. They grouse about the rich while taking advantage of their largess. Wouldn’t these people be happier in some less “pretentious” ski town? One without the cultural benefits that money (in large amounts) make possible.

As to the withdrawal of their gift I agree with their action. I only hope that their spirit of giving remains unscathed and that their obvious love of Aspen remains in tact.

Arthur Kafrissen


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