Praise for Drake

Dear Editor:Kudos to the Patriot for the nice article on longtime resident Ken Drake. ("For Ken Drake, Community Service Comes Naturally," 12/15/11) Having known this gentleman for nearly 50 years, you could not have featured a finer person. Boy Scouts are taught to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. It's not clear to me whether Ken learned these traits from the Scouts or if perhaps they made their list of attributes from his personal demeanor. In this one guy there is embodied the cardinal virtues of temperance, fortitude, prudence and justice. After reading the article, I would have wanted to meet this man if I did not already have the pleasure of knowing him. He's truly an example worthy of all imitation. -- Hugh Hoskins, Downey

********** Published: December 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 37