You Said It, June 9,2013

Compliments to Veterans Cemetery staff and volunteers for the annual Memorial Day services to honor our deceased veterans.

At JUCO Monday night, my husband got popcorn and on his way back to our seats, a beach ball came his direction and accidentally spilled all of the popcorn. He returned to our seats empty-handed, and as is his nature, he had a big smile and chuckled as he told the story. Within several minutes, a nice young lady brought him another popcorn, then a young man, then an “older” man, then a friend, and we eventually had five popcorns. We shared with those around us. Is this the greatest place in the world to live? Is JUCO the most fun? Thank you to the great people who replaced the spilled popcorn.

 

I was taught to do what’s right, no matter how much it hurts. You five City Council members who voted to keep excluding sales tax from TABOR calculations are cheats and will not be re-elected next go-around.

 

Over 50 years, ago I attended the first interment of a family member at a beautiful, peaceful cemetery — Memorial Gardens. Memorial Day, I visited family graves and am so heartbroken to see how the condition of the cemetery has deteriorated. Much growing grass has been neglected and replaced by weeds and dead grass. The lily pond is less than full of water. The waterfall does not operate. It’s all so very sad.

 

The Grand Junction Symphony has not changed its ticketing policy for next season. Subscription tickets will be mailed to subscribers in August as usual. Subscribers may also pick up their tickets at the 
Aug. 18 (free) Lincoln Park Concert. Please contact the symphony office at 243-6787 if you have any questions. Thank you.

 

A drunken driver will run a red light. A stoned driver will just sit there admiring the pretty green light. The stoned driver will then be rear-ended at high speed by the next drunken driver.

 

In order to watch the 60th running of the Monaco Grand Prix Sunday morning, I installed a new rooftop antenna to compensate for KKCO’s inferior signal. I got up early to watch the race. All went well until 8 a.m. when KKCO went from the race to the U.S. Farm Report. How stupid do you have to be to switch from a live race (not showing the end of the race) to a taped show? NBC should not let KKCO keep their network affiliation. Grand Junction deserves a good NBC station.

 

Today I went to play frisbee golf at the First Street park, as I do every Sunday, and two of the goal baskets were stolen right off the poles. Not even a respectable gangster would have done that. Please keep your eyes peeled around town; these are big baskets with chains and they are very heavy.

 

I and the survivors of the veterans buried in the Orchard Mesa Veterans Cemetery wonder why they never get any attention. Since the new VA Cemetery was established, no mention has been made of the Orchard Mesa one.

 

Congratulations to George W. Bush for his new Texas library. It’s wonderful that he now has a place for his entire comic book collection.

 

Let’s face it — no matter how many millions of dollars are spent on the Avalon, it will never be the first-class performing arts center our community needs and deserves.

 

A special thank you to the kind couple who paid for our meal at Texas Roadhouse. It is very much appreciated. May you be blessed.

 

A real big thank you to everyone who helped me out May 11 when I rolled my four-wheeler on Cactus Park: A very nice guy that gave me a ride to where Search and Rescue were training, all the people there that took care of my dog and me, the guys that gave me a ride in St. Mary’s helicopter and their care and the ones in St. Mary’s trauma center that took such good care of me. All such nice people. Thanks to all of you.


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