Letters, She Gets Letters

From Holden:

The Marines need a few good grannies.

Sally-Alice Thompson had to laugh when she got a letter from the Marine Corps’ commanding general, telling her the military “is in need of your service” and inviting her to find out more by sending in an enclosed card.

“What else could I do? I mean, I’m 82 years old,” Thompson said.

Not only that, Thompson is a well-known local peace activist who is a charter member of the Center for Peace & Justice in Albuquerque and belongs to Veterans for Peace and Raging Grannies.

So instead of sending in the card, she plans to visit the Marine recruiting center with other Raging Grannies, which Thompson describes as “a group of women unhappy about wars of aggression and about nuclear armaments.”

“I don’t know what kind of reception we’ll get,” said Thompson, who served in the Navy in World War II.