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Letter: Employee upset with reaction

In answer to your article in the paper on Nov. 16, regarding Krystal’s memorial, the employees at Raley’s who helped Chris maintain the memorial were appalled at the apparent criticism brought by the Steadman family.

Chris was affected by the plight of Krystal and thought by putting a cross where she was found was just the thing to do. We were taken by his tenderness to someone he did not know and helped him clean and bring flowers, baskets, etc. to the memorial. We all knew he would have to take it down when winter came. The NDOT representative told Chris in the beginning that it could not stay up.

For five months (about), people brought things for the memorial. In all that time, not one member of Krystal’s family called to thank Chris for his unselfish act of kindness in erecting the memorial. It wasn’t until the article was printed and out to the public that finally someone from the family said “thank you.”

It is a shame that Chris was not thanked for what he did instead of being criticized for what he did not do. He had no way of knowing anyone was interested in the memorial, having had no contact with anyone all the time the memorial was there.

After all, the memorial was for Krystal, not the Steadman family.

Leslie Conti, Raley’s employees, South Lake Tahoe

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