I would like to thank The Advocate for Danny Heitman's column. He is a wonderful writer, and I look forward to his column every Sunday. In his Sept. 17 column, he made me feel like I was right there looking at the beautiful birds as I used to see at my former home. Upon cleaning out his closet, his description of finding his hospital scrub shirt with two tiny footprints that he wore when his daughter was born and who is now in college brought tears to my eyes.

Heitman should write a book. I'm sure it would be a big success.

Peggy Duffel Simmons


New Orleans