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July 16, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Looking for kid-free zones

Ridiculous bias

Clementine Booth, 2, of Seattle, in Seward Park, in February 2013.

Clementine Booth, 2, of Seattle, in Seward Park, in February 2013.

Is The Seattle Times kidding us with this article? [“Newcomers want to know areas with fewest little ones,” NW Friday, July 12.]

I understand there are people who don’t want to be around kids. They have a right to their biases. But for The Seattle Times to present this uncritically, with maps showing which neighborhoods have the fewest children, is crazy.

What’s next, “How to avoid those pesky elderly people,” complete with maps of where they live so we can steer clear of them?

Sally Brady, Seattle

Children enliven the neighborhood

My wife and I have lived on the same block in Montlake for 50 years and have seen several waves of children enliven our neighborhood. We are grateful for their presence.

They are a cheerful reminder of continuity in our city and society. Diversity is the leaven in a community, and we would not choose to live in a place where everybody is like us.

David Lamb, Seattle

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