2/06/2005

Cookie Girl Update

At this point, everyone has probably heard about the two girls who made cookies for their neighbor and got sued for their trouble. I sent an email to the family of one of the girls to express my support last week, and I received this reply today.

In regard to the outpouring of sympathy and support for my daughter Taylor and Lindsey. I want the express to you a heart felt thanks and sincere appreciation that you, and so much of America and Canada, have shown them. This alone more than makes up for the stress and worry they have experienced the past six months as well as the big disappointment of the trail ruling.

For any letters or anything else that you wish them to receive we have set up a post office box for them. It is:

Taylor Ostergaard
Lindsey Zellitti
P.O. BOX 2528
Durango, CO 81302

We're not out of the woods yet as we understand there may be another case building against our families on this.

Be sure and include your address and e-mail address as they hope to return a Thank you and I would like to send a short Bio,/History of each of these girls so that you again might understand how great they are. We so appreciate the extended gesture of friendship to each of you and truly hope that this finds you healthy. May your smiles be many and come easily. If you're ever in Durango, give us a holler.

Sincerely Yours
Richard F. and Jill Ostergaard
Another case? The email offers no details as to the particulars of what that case might be, but I'm going to speculate that is has something to do with this woman's reputation being ruined in her hometown. Never mind that she ruined it herself.

Anyhow, if anyone is interested in helping out this family, I encourage you to send a small donation ($5, $10) to their post office box:

Taylor Ostergaard
Lindsey Zellitti
P.O. BOX 2528
Durango, CO 81302


Why donate? Well, I can think of two reasons:
  1. They've already incurred legal expenses for their good deed, and it looks as though more may be on the horizon.
  2. This rotten woman obviously wanted to punish these girls. Nothing would circumvent that desire more than to have these girls actually reap some benefit from the entire episode.
There's no indication that these girls did anything other than try to perpretrate a random act of kindness. If the case is as it appears to be, this woman should be ashamed of herself.

And so should her lawyer.