Comments for: Morrill family that lost home to fire grateful for kindness of community

Posted Dec. 29, 2011, at 6:47 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 30, 2011, at 8:12 a.m.

MORRILL | The family members that were crowded into a cluttered trailer on Hartshorn Road late Thursday afternoon held their dogs close and their love for each other even closer. Betsy LeSan, 27, recounted how the trailer she lived in with her two aunts and great aunt had caught …

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  • God be with them ALL….family, thats what its all about, wish everyone knew that!!

  • Guest

    Barely scraping by on disability yet  they lost “a dog, two cats, a macaw, two rabbits, two ferrets and four chinchillas”. Plus how many dogs, cats, ponies, goats still alive?

    • Anonymous

      Shelter is taking care of her “four” dogs. They also have a goat and a pony??  And how can her mother and two other people live nearby with no running water or electricity??  This should be looked into…very unhealthy living conditions.

      • Anonymous

        People survived for centuries with no electricity or running water and animals were domesticated long before the introduction of either.

        It’s none of your business whether or not a family on disability has pets or how many they have. Clearly you would choose to spend your money on modern conveniences and they choose to spend theirs caring for creatures, from which it seems they derive some comfort.

        It sounds to me like they understand what is important in life….love, caring and family. More people should have such values.

        Let’s all wish them well and hope tomorrow might be a better day for them

        • Anonymous

          They can “understand what is important in life…” on their OWN dime then no one could question it.

          • DonHorchKingofMen

            Um,yeah.like “everyone else”? These folks love their animals.In my book,that puts them head and shoulders above those who would complain about them having tattoos or not being ‘supermodels’.Sheesh,they just lost their homes! Maybe keep our petty shallow judgments to ourselves? I hear what you are saying,but maybe its not important to share it?At this point anyway?

          • Anonymous

            So it’s better if they spend their money the way you would and are cruel and resentful of others, rather than being thankful for the safety of their family? They are disabled, not willfully idle, and if they want to prioritize love and caring over your values I’m happy to have them do it on my dime.

            Does this mean that when you become an age to collect social security other people get to make your choices for you? I didnt think so.

    • Anonymous

      So what?

  • Anonymous

    May the new year bring peace and security to this family.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not safe for a person that just had heart surgery to live with no heat or electricity or an inside bathroom. This is just camping out not living.

  • Anonymous

    Ferrets , rabbits, cats, dogs and a chinchilla , goats , pony and a turtle ??
    Plus all those people in one trailer that burnt up??
    Tragic.

    And now they are in a different trailer with NO HEAT , NO WATER , and NO ELECTRICITY ??
    And cant get their precription meds ??
    Wheeeew weee. That is some story.
    Best to them all in the New Year.

  • Some peoples houses Burn and they get nothing but a hard time, people call code enforcement on them to clean up the trailer town charges to get rid of the mess. Even when it was arson quiet possibly someone who work for the towns fire department. Other people get a new house built with all the furnishings . I just do not get it.  Those that complained never offered to help Clean up or haul off the mess.  

  • Anonymous

    These people are animal lovers? Did anyone see two of their dogs chained outside in this bitter cold…and you could tell by the way the area (the chain reached) was worn down to bare dirt that this is where the dogs spent their lives.

  • Anonymous

    Weird – I had a comment up for most of the day which then disappeared.  It was basically commenting on how bizarre it was that the people from the burned trailer had a zoo that they were living with whilst one of the their mothers was next door in a trailer with no heat, water or electricity.  Maybe she could have kicked out the animals and let her poor old freezing mother live with her? 

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