I am currently a resident of York County, Pa., which is directly across the Susquehanna River from Lancaster County. I am a prior resident of Auburn, Maine, and am still, at heart, a “Maineiac.”

Speaking as a self-appointed peacekeeper, I am writing to the Sun Journal in an effort to head off more invective and promote civil discourse.

I am not upset with my neighbors across the Susquehanna as much as I am sorry for them. They are so delusional. They have surrendered to their delusion to such an extent that they have become bullies. They think that just because Pennsylvania is bigger than Maine and has a larger population they can claim ownership of whoopie pies.

These are not bad people, just temporarily insane.

I never thought I’d ever see mass insanity like this. I guess if you live long enough, you’ll see everything. I only ask that the people of Maine not condemn my friends in Lancaster County, Pa., but pray for them, specifically that they repent of their foolishness.

For those who don’t believe in prayer, please send some mental health professionals to Lancaster.

Who knows? Maybe some friendships can be forged out of this sad state of affairs.

In the meantime, Maineiacs, keep on keeping on. Whoopie pies are yours. Blueberries optional.

 Timothy Gibbs, York, Pa.

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