As I read The Forecaster’s August 13th issue I was amused to note that the subject of all of the letters was Edgar Allen Beem. He is certainly a polarizing figure. I then read his weekly column entitled “A show of hands”. Left, Right, Liberal, Conservative; we should all be able to relate to this essay. It struck a chord with me, as I’m sure it did with many of The Forecaster’s readers. Thank you Mr. Beem for sharing this difficult, yet special, time in your life with us.