You Said It, Jan. 6, 2013

Thank you and a happy new year to the hunter who helped my mom and me at Vega Lake in October and took us to Alexander Lodge. Thanks to the lodge for your hospitality while we waited for help. Best wishes in your business. Thank you to my brother and nephew for a new battery and getting us home safe and sound.

Anyone who has stopped at a Pilot Travel Center or a Love’s knows that their fuel prices are higher than the average unless you pay cash. Do the millions of taxpayers’ dollars justify these facilities, which are basically for the benefit of truckers?


Dolce Vita’s closing is sad. It was a fine addition to Main Street and one of the best watering holes in Grand Junction — worth the drive from Delta. Fare-thee-well, Rick and Susan.


Let us remember our dedicated 911 dispatch, fire and policemen and women who stand ready to help the people of Grand Junction 24/7. They work and wait for our calls for help on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and all through every night. We are grateful for their service, which provides a secure quality of life to all of us in the Grand Valley. Many thanks, and we hope for a safe and peaceful 2013.

Gary McAllister’s column on science and mystery has a lot of simple wisdom in it.  I always go to the back page first on Saturday mornings.


To the man who received frayed UGG slippers size 9 as a Christmas gift: The giver stole them.


It is not leadership to spend everyone’s money on things you and your friends want, then ask for additional tax revenue for the things we need.


To the house beside the lake in De Beque just next to Interstate 70: Whoever you are, I hope you read this and know that your Christmas lights are beautiful and bring such joy to my family. We love to see them when we pass on the interstate. Thank you.


Thanks for buying our lunch/dinner. Thanks for paying for my groceries. Thanks for returning my lost wallet. How many times do I read this here? But on Christmas night, the person who picked up my son’s wallet at the Regal theater did not turn it back in. So, hope you needed that money and, if you do, please keep it, but it sure would be nice to get the wallet back for him so he would not have to replace his driver’s license, etc. Where were the honest people on Christmas night?


Coming out of the very slippery library parking lot Wednesday and walking slowly to avoid falling, and out of nowhere appeared a gentleman to help me to my car. He surprised me and made my day. Thank you! Then, on top of it all, Friday at Fiesta Guadalajara, a very nice couple paid our bill without us knowing. Thank you, angels among us!


I love fireworks, but there is a time and a place for them. Respect the law; there’s a reason why some fireworks are illegal. Respect your neighbors, because some of them may be war veterans with PTSD, have sleeping babies, or just may be trying to get some sleep themselves. Respect your pets; their hearing is even more sensitive than ours.


Thank you to the nice couple at Famous Dave’s. It was the first time receiving a free meal for this 80-plus couple.


To the fellow who uses his ATV with the plow and cleans the snow off the sidewalks on 29 Road: Thank you. And I am sure the people that walk there also thank you. And there are a number of older folks who have trouble shoveling. Thank you again.

People who feed feral cats are doing a great disservice to their neighbors and the community. The food left out for the cats attracts skunks and other wild animals. If you are feeding feral cats, you are now the owner of those cats and the city has a limit as to how many you can have.


While the recent article on spaying feral cats seems like a great idea, in the area profiled it is a big failure. I live in the neighborhood, and we have been prohibited from enjoying our back and front yards due to the constant stench. We have also spent thousands of dollars to create landscape that is uninviting as a litterbox. The city needs to take control of this problem.


My two sisters and I would like to thank the nice gentleman who paid for our meal at WW Peppers on Dec. 21. We were celebrating our yearly Christmas dinner and were shocked and moved to tears when we realized our meal was paid for. You made our Christmas extra special! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This nice gesture will never be forgotten.


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