Stolen guitar, lyrics irreplaceable to me

North Delta – The Editor, An open letter to the thief who stole my guitar and song book from my car at Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta: On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 30, you broke into my blue van at Sungod pool and stole my acoustic guitar and backpack, which had my 50-page song book inside.

I am a 61-year-old retired pensioner who dreams of being a country music singer/songwriter. I have had this acoustic guitar for 40 years – a Degas, serial no. 4090204.

I have been working on my 50 songs for three years. This old guitar and song book are worthless to you, but

irreplaceable to me.

Before you throw them into a dumpster, please read my lyrics, which I think you will find inspiring and entertaining – and worth salvaging.

Please return my guitar and song book so I can share my music with the world. Please drop them off anywhere, then call CrimeStoppers (1-800-222-8477) advising them of the location. Next, perhaps the police can pick them up and return them to me. If you do this, then I can forgive you.

I can be reached via email, papiernikrichard@hotmail.com.

Richard Papiernik, North Delta

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