You Said It, March 24, 2013

How do you spell “Mason”? M-A-E-S-Y-N. How do you spell “Berkely”? B-I-R-K-L-I-E. Welcome to the generation of parents who burden children with having to spell their names for people their entire lives.

If the sheriff can decide which laws to enforce, can the citizens decide which laws to obey?


So why the outcry when our sheriffs choose to support the Constitution instead of a new state law? They are just following the example of our president and his attorney general. They seem to think it is OK to ignore federal laws when it suits their agenda.


Kudos to the Sentinel for your coverage of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race! I follow the race closely online, but it was so enjoyable to open up the paper each day and read the articles with my morning coffee.


I went to the grocery store and was greeted by a man in the produce department asking people to meet his Chihuahua. I complained to management and was informed they could not ask him to leave since it “may be” a service dog. I do not wish to shop with other people’s flea-bitten, mange-ridden pets. Have people lost their minds?


Every time I go out in my car or on my motorcycle I am amazed at the lack of use of signals BEFORE turns or lane changes.


You would think in a town this size, especially with so many senior citizens, there would be a radio station with easy listening.


Four ladies from Palisade were celebrating a friend’s birthday at The Hot Tomato in Fruita and the birthday friend took up a conversation with a young couple. When the couple found out about the birthday celebration they quietly took it upon themselves to pay for the entire birthday lunch. We all truly appreciated their gallantry. Pass it on.


Why can’t something be done about these poor dogs that are being used by homeless beggars to get pity and money from people? I don’t know how many times, in the summer heat, I’ve seen beggars and dogs together on the corners of Grand Junction, with no food or water.


Would the woman in a blue Jeep who picked up my camera case at a viewpoint in the Monument on Feb. 27 please return it to the visitor center? The memory cards stored in it are priceless as they contain photos of a family member no longer with us.


Thank you to those who stopped and helped when our mom fainted in the church parking lot during her daily walk. Special thanks to the two ladies and gentleman who assisted, and to the five emergency responders who helped Mom the rest of the way home.


To the lady who sent back the cover of the Out & About because it showed a man with an “assault weapon”: Did you take the time to read that besides risking his life all over the world as a member of the Navy SEALs, he is now risking his life to save endangered rhinos in South Africa? Yes it was perfectly justified to put it on the cover of Out & About because he is starring in a series titled “Rhino Wars.” I am very proud that we have brave people like this putting themselves in harm’s way to protect all of us — even ninnies like you.


About this time a year ago I was standing in line at the checkout counter of Shoe Carnival. A young lady offered to pay for two pairs of shoes my 9-year-old grandson had selected. The following day I had a stroke. Since then, I have thought of that lovely young lady every day. Finally I am able to write of our thanks for her kindness and generosity.


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