The Woodward News

April 12, 2006

Sue McMurphy

Editor, The News

Looking for Logan - a challenge

I always say that I was born without the gambling gene. I have a low tolerance for risk. What a surprise to me that I have enjoyed playing the lottery. Every week, Wednesday and Saturday, I thoughtlessly toss a few dollars onto the counter and take a chance. Who knows what I might get in return?

Most of us never knew Logan Tucker, but now we know his mischievous little face quite well. As individuals, we never got an opportunity to help him while he was alive. We feel a vague guilt, knowing that such a tragedy occurred in this town we call home.

Logan may never be found. That is a risk, a gamble that our community is willing to take. We have a second chance to help. Who knows what we might get in return?

The new search in the landfill grabs our attention, but many dedicated people have never really stopped searching for Logan. My admiration goes out to those volunteers, city workers and law enforcement folks. But gratitude and admiration are not enough.

Instead of tossing my money into the lottery, I am donating that amount to the search for Logan. I challenge you to do the same thing.

If you don’t play the lottery, could you spend a little less on soft drinks, beer, cigarettes, burgers and fries? Could you rent one video instead of two? Could you do without some small luxury for a while?

Maybe you can’t afford to donate much, but you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you did something good. To paraphrase a famous wise woman, “We can do no great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

Sue McMurphy