Editor: I am a true pioneer of Langley, having lived here for 75 years. I am a member of Langley Heritage Society, and sit on the committee for the Douglas Day pioneers dinner. Our local heritage has always been very important to me.
I was born on the property I currently live on, located near 232 Street and 40 Avenue. The property was purchased by my grandfather in 1921. He used a wagon, (see attached painting of “Grampa’s Wagon),” 100 chickens and a harness as collateral to buy the 55-acre parcel of land.
For many years, I have had the four wheels from his wagon decorating our front yard, and this (Thursday) morning I discovered that someone has stolen them. These are a part of my family’s history and mean so much to me, and would only have sentimental value to me and my family.
I realize I will more than likely never see them again, but felt the need to let the community know of somene’s heartless actions. This action caused a sad day for me and my family.