The series on Route 1 is enjoyable, and I am glad to read of individuals who persist with humor and determination in the face of severe challenges. It is hopeful that so much "true grit" persists.Joy Oldemeyer, Oak Harbor, Wash. Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.