You Said It, Dec. 4, 2016

I especially looked forward to the “You Said It” column the Sunday after Thanksgiving, dedicated to sharing what we are thankful for. How disappointing to see the smallest section ever — only six responses! Then I was hit by the fact that I had not contributed. I have heard this saying: If we woke up tomorrow with only the things we had given thanks for, what would we have? As I compile my thankful list, it’s too long to print. Thank you for the wake-up call.

Sincere condolences to the families and friends of the two Grand Junction High School students who ended their lives. I’m so grateful to the community that is now willing to get involved, to break away the stigma and barriers associated with having a disease called mental illness. It’s time for all of us to be proactive, to educate students and families about mental illness so that Mesa County can be proud that is has worked together to lower our suicide rate in 2017.

 

Why can’t the city use the convention center and convert it to a rec center, which includes a new senior center? Seems like that would make much more sense than trying to sell the unprofitable property.

 

Would everyone p-u-l-e-e-z-e stop with the term Black Friday? So overused. It sounds like we are celebrating some goth or zombie holiday.

 

To the person who found my purse and Helios oxygen in the grocery cart at Albertsons on 12th Street: I want to thank you so very much, and God bless you for your thoughtfulness.

 

To the individual who stole the large black bag from the cinema on Nov. 2: Only one item had any value. Pretend to be a hero and return the bag with the digital pics, crochet project and other items in it as “found” so they can be returned.

 

A community center is something this community really needs. Facilities like indoor basketball courts benefit everyone and help keep people healthy, while nurturing a sense of community togetherness and connectivity. The city of Grand Junction could move forward and actually make this a reality.

 

I will keep the Thin Blue Line on the back window of our cars until our police officers are no longer in danger of being ambushed and murdered by cowards.

 

It’s cringe-worthy that the Mesa County commissioners were insulted that they were not given top-billing in recent nationwide energy decisions. Perhaps they should instead look at Moab, or other forward-thinking communities, as models of how they could change their distorted archaic perceptions and do things differently.

 

Am I the only person who is tired of reading about the “threatened” sage grouse? If those birds can’t adjust to sharing their environment with humans and their activities, then they should move on elsewhere.

How come UPS doesn’t ring the door bell anymore? Twice now they left a package without ringing the door bell. With all of the packages being stolen, it would be nice if UPS let us know we’ve got a package sitting by the door.

 

This time of year — goose and duck hunting season — I am not able to get sleep due to gunfire that starts just before sunrise and continues until lunchtime. While I understand and respect hunters’ rights, what about my right not to be woken up at the crack of dawn? Maybe it’s time for hunters to take their noisy and disruptive activity away from populated areas.

Just a shout-out of thanks to the sanitation workers on Cheyenne Drive. We watched as one of the workers exited his warm cab to bring out the trash bin of a 90-plus-year-old neighbor so it could be dumped. This is going the extra mile and appreciation needs to be expressed. Thank you.

 

Just curious, how much longer is Davis going to be running for county commissioner? He still has a sign in the weeds on the corner of 18 1/2 Road and Frontage Road. I guess he will be ready for the next election.

 

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