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Welcoming the refugees

I was born and bred in my Penicuik town. I can remember many families who had a spare room and invited granny or grandad to live with them. Everyone benefited. Granny liked to cook or bake for a family, grandad enjoyed pottering about in the garden. They were not lonely. They felt needed and wanted.

The refugees with young bairns or the elderly refugees will find a bed in my home. This exodus from Syria is on a Biblical scale.

I would like to see bairns in my home again. Pentland House should be used for the refugees. I would join a welcoming committee. They can play in my back yard.

Josephine Thomson

Lyne Terrace, Penicuik

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