Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

Thank you to the Vineyard Gazette for publishing the beautiful photo of Grace on the front page.

As our children grow, we tend to forget the sweetness in the faces of the little children who are so filled with wonder and joy of the world around them. As a third grade teacher I recall the delight of working with young innocent children, and I sent the online article to our city officials to remind them of the tender, loving care we owe all these precious children entrusted to them. Each child, so unique and irreplaceable. Our young granddaughter vacationed with us on the Vineyard and we recall the same happy expression. There are no words to console  parents who have suffered the loss of all these cherubs.

Lucille Lapinskas, Nashua, N.H.