A letter responding to “The Cleveland Curse: A Chaotic GOP Convention: Cleveland has a way of cursing everything.”
After a great childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, I feel compelled to defend the city after the mean comments by columnist Erika D. Smith of The Sacramento Bee. Ms. Smith seems to think a city’s worth is based on the success of its sports teams. I admit the Indians and Browns have had some disappointing seasons in more recent years, but earlier on the Browns were competitive for years — even over the Steelers. And, in those days the Indians, like other American League teams, often came in second to the Yankees who won every year. Even in California there are teams who have losing seasons.
However, even I have winced over recent news stories coming from Cleveland, but the city has many positives. Go to Cleveland and visit its world famous museums and orchestra, and enjoy the fun of the Rick and Roll Hall of Fame. Go to Cedar Point and the Lake Erie Islands. Visit the Christmas Story house filmed in the city. Relax and enjoy the beauty of “the Valley” also known as the Emerald Necklace, and more.
As for the convention, I have confidence that Cleveland will do everything a city can to have a positive environment. If there are curses, I do not believe Cleveland will cause them.
Jane Spreng, Belleville