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States Of America

July 06, 1986

Rick Haffey of Redondo Beach missed the point completely in his criticism of Patrick Goldstein's use of the term Mid-America regarding Modesto in " 'American Graffiti': Still Crusin' After All These Years," June 22).

Haffey equated Mid-America with Midwest .

That is not a term of geography but of a state of mentality, and there are just three such American states: Southern California (you know how we are), East Coast (read New York ), and all the rest is Mid-America.

PAT YODER GARRITY

Manhattan Beach

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