You Said It, August 21, 2016

Recently I was stopped by a total stranger on my daily walk. He asked me what I thought of the bumper sticker he had placed in the lower left corner of his vehicle’s rear window. It contained an anti-Hillary message. I tried to explain to this elderly gentleman that I happened to dislike both candidates. His response was to point at me and the slogan and say, “She’s a crook!” I tried with three other attempts to find some meaning — better yet some proof — in his message. His response each time: “She’s a crook!” He was still saying “She’s a crook!” as I walked sadly away. Welcome to political discourse in 2016.

Marijuana compared to alcohol has many benefits, and I do not understand why voters here accept alcoholism that has destroyed families and lives. Wise up, Mesa County, allow pot shops and have a plan intact to use the money appropriately.

 

A current 45 mph speed limit sign encourages eastbound Redlands traffic to increase speed from 40 mph just before heading downhill to the problematic Redlands Parkway intersection. This makes no sense. Westbound traffic is slowed to 40 mph well before the same intersection. A roundabout will force all traffic to always have to slow to 20 mph or less and cost millions. Wouldn’t slowing traffic in all four directions to 40 mph or less through the existing arrangement be a lot simpler?

 

The Redlands roundabout will be like 28 Road and Orchard. It will go through three or four rebuilds before they get it right. Oh well, it’s only (our) money, right?

 

To the anonymous, generous people who gave three “little old ladies” a lovely evening at 626 on Rood on Aug. 2, we thank you!

 

Did you not see my blue car or understand the stop sign? After you hit me, you thought it best to keep going. No points, no increase in insurance rates. I do hope with your next hit-and-run that no one is hurt.

 

Maybe before the City Council and other officials put their name on the bronze plaque for their new buildings, they should wait a while until it actually turns a profit. We have a plethora of city projects that suck taxpayer monies down the drain but they have their names in bronze. If Two Rivers sells, maybe the plaque can be moved near the treasurer’s office in City Hall to remind them that it wasn’t their money to begin with.

 

Reading about the two women’s abuse of a 3-year-old toddler was sickening and disturbing. Why treat a precious child so brutally?

 

We love reading the Tickles & Bits at our favorite restaurant, Pufferbelly, on Sunday morning. Unfortunately people have been taking them home instead of leaving them for the next people to enjoy. Please be considerate of others and leave them. 

 

I wanted to commend the staff at Walmart on North Avenue involved in the care of a gentleman who had a serious health event. I was impressed with the quick response, the number of employees who came to the call for help, but mostly for the dignity and respect they gave to him and his companion. I was deeply impressed with them all. If I ever have a loved one who is seriously ill while out in the community, I would hope for such compassionate, professional caring people to act on their behalf. Thank you all.

 

I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all of the wonderful people who came out of vehicles and houses on Aug. 8 around 5 p.m. on G Road and 26 Road to assist me and my 8-year-old and 10-year-old grandchildren when we were in a horrible car crash. I remember a woman and man who stopped the car from rolling and an off-duty EMT who by an act of God happened to be behind me. There were countless others who ran to assist and I will be eternally grateful also!


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