Correspondents are becoming sullen to the point of mutiny concerning the frequent appearance of Princess Di on our cover (PEOPLE, Sept. 14). On a subject of greater gravity, they were acutely distressed by the plight of children in the wreckage of Yugoslavia. In addition to writing letters, more than 60 readers phoned our offices looking for information about adopting an orphaned Bosnian child.
PRINCESS DIANA'S SECRETS
I've had it! Reading about and weeping over the terrible situation in Bosnia, I kept flipping to the cover, looking at the ridiculous photo you have of Princess Diana and wondering why in the world we should care about the trials and tribulations of this crybaby when there are children being killed and maimed for no other reason than their religion.
JUNE MILLER, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Enough. E-nuff. 'Nough. Uh-nuf. Enuf. Please, there has been way too much of royal watching and of royal chatter. It's becoming a royal pain!
FAY WALLIN, Hastings, Minn.
Silly me...I could have sworn I was subscribing to PEOPLE Weekly. Little did I know I had subscribed to DIANA Weekly! Please guys, give us a break from your royal obsession!
KEITH BATEY, Nashville
It would appear that Prince Charles is reaping in a wife what he has sown as a husband.
ANNELLE GADDES-COMBS, Nashville
Here we go again! The same old double standard—it's OK with the Windsors for Charlie to have his "confidante" trailing in his wake everywhere he goes, but his healthy young wife is supposed to be celibate for the rest of her life? Give me a break! Diana should be free to seek companionship and affection as long as she is discreet, which apparently she was until a couple of greedy, publicity-seeking creeps blew the whistle on her.
BARBARA SELLERS, Antioch, Calif.
Cyrill Reenan calls listening in on other people's phone conversations a harmless diversion!? Tell the old guy to stop eavesdropping and volunteer to help the homeless, the poor or the sick! What a dirty old man.
BARBARA MILES, Chicago
I was appalled and wept as I read "What Will Come of Us?" How dare Bush and Quayle prattle on about "family values" while the lives and families in what was once Yugoslavia are being torn apart and people summarily murdered because they are not of the "right" ethnic strain? Did we learn anything from the Holocaust? I think not. God help us all!
JUDITH S. DENNIS, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
As I watch my 11-month-old daughter playing, I can't believe that there are people who hale so much that they kill and maim innocent children on purpose. Just knowing that makes me fearful for my daughter's future.
DAWN DE BENEDICTIS, Downers Grove, Ill.
I am of Croatian descent and have gratefully lived in the United States all of my 33 years. I am ashamed of this country for not doing more to help these innocent victims in their time of need—just because there is nothing in it for us! (Kuwait at least had oil!) No child anywhere should have to endure this living hell. How can we stop this madness? What can we do to help?
MARY P. CALDERON, San Diego
The pictures of those anguished children tore my heart apart. Please print more information on how to help these people, and tell us if any of the orphans might be available for American adoption into a loving home.
MELISSA WALKER, Northport, Ala.
Donations may be sent to Ameri-Cares, 161 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT, 06840, a nonprofit agency that is providing medical relief supplies via airlifts. We are told, however, that foreign adoptions are not being considered. The government of Bosnia-Herzegovina hopes to relocate orphaned children with other family members.—ED.
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