You Said It, Dec. 8, 2013

An angel is among us. The day before the snowstorm, I went to Walmart to stock up. A lady in line paid for my groceries. I thanked her, but that is not enough. It is a great example, and this old gent is very appreciative.  

For the gentleman who stopped us Tuesday afternoon while walking on Main Street: Wow, your Christmas spirit really lifted our hearts and that of our families. You handed us a $20 bill and told us Merry Christmas and to enjoy a hot chocolate and a sandwich. This was my friend’s first outing since her surgery, and it was also her birthday, which you had no way of knowing. Your kind gift has been paid forward several times.


I want to congratulate the city of Fruita on the terrific job they did on Wednesday plowing the roads and sanding them. There were a number of people out and about in Fruita helping neighbors remove snow from their sidewalks and driveways. I was the lucky recipient of a completely cleared driveway after coming home from a hard day’s work. I thought to myself, WTF (Welcome to Fruita)!


As I woke up around 5:30 Wednesday morning, there was only one set of car tracks in the still deepening snow on the street in front of my house. I would like to thank my Daily Sentinel delivery person and others for making sure that the Grand Valley still had their morning reading intact. Yes, my usual tip will be even more next renewal.


We support the oilfield industry. However, we do not support you oilfield workers who continue to speed down S road when going and coming from work.


I believe Commissioner Pugliese has lived in this valley for less than five years. Always be suspicious of someone who purposely picks a place to live and then runs for public office — so she can try to tear it apart.


In 2012, the Avalon Theatre hosted 433 events and more than 60,000 patrons from across the Grand Valley crossed the threshold to attend a concert, comedy show, meeting, movie, dance recital, church service or some other event. That’s hardly a project for an elite few.


Poor Rep. Jared “Less than Forth” Wright. First, he blames, then he denies, then lies, and now he whines and cries that he has a primary and definitely a general election challenge. What a sniveler! Doesn’t he realize that competition is the American way? Will he throw a temper tantrum when another challenger enters the race? We deserve better.


Why do politicians, latest example Mr. Pitts, always believe they are smarter than anyone else and think they can run things better than anyone else?


Tired of the crowded grocery stores? Just go to the 3.2-percent beer aisle. It’s empty.


I’m sure every nonprofit in Mesa County would love $17,000 from the county to hire staff to “organize events and write grants.” Why is the Riverfront Commission so special? The county can’t afford to support every nonprofit in town, so they shouldn’t pick favorites.


At a time when rental vacancies in Grand Junction are higher than ever, why are the Grand Junction Housing Authority and Catholic Outreach spending millions of dollars building new housing, when in lieu they could be assisting local landlords? There is plenty of housing out there.


Great job, city of Grand Junction, on the Main Street holiday lighting this year. Very nice.

To local store employees and owners that serve our paying senior customers: You don’t win awards by exhibiting unprofessional behavior toward patrons that contribute to your paycheck. My elderly mother was made fun of by an employee at one of the better known “upscale” stores in the Mesa Mall. The employee didn’t realize I had overheard her belittling remarks. Is this how we treat each other?


Kudos to the central Mesa County Library staff. It was exciting to note they have gone to extra trouble to make an accessible reading “station” downstairs available to individuals with mild to severe vision loss. … Thanks for considering your low-vision patrons.


A big thank you to the lovely young women who gave my husband and myself $20 at the Sam’s Club Service Station after learning my husband is a veteran. Your kindness is greatly appreciated and we will pass it on.


Once again, hats off to Dean Humphrey and his wonderful ability to capture the true essence of what is happening.


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