"Saddened by the many negative articles about the Indian residential schools, I feel compelled to share with our readers a text written and signed by 11 of my former students. It gives a different view from traditionally depressing contributions. I received this on Valentine's Day 2006: 'On this Valentine Day, we want you to know what you meant to us and what you've done for our lives. Since you took over as Principal at La Tuque Residential School [Que.], we want to: Thank you for rescuing us from getting strapped for not apparent reason. Thank you for making our education more fun. .... Thank you for being 'our Father Bonnard'. We will love you, always. ... With love, your former students'. All must not have been evil in that residence".