You Said It, Nov. 24, 2013

Editor’s note: We want to know what you’re thankful for this year. Email us and we’ll run your thoughts next Sunday, Dec. 1.

The diminution of Thanksgiving and the creation of December as statistically the most depressing and emotionally troublesome month of the year are directly and wholly the result of the retail community and their inability to make their annual profit incrementally month by month. Or is it their insatiable hunger for more, more, more? When is enough profit enough profit? I miss Christmas and I abhor Xma$. I will keep Christmas in my own way and refuse to participate in corrupt Xma$.


I certainly hope that not too many people will do shopping on Thanksgiving Day. Please wait until Friday to do it. Let us celebrate Thanksgiving. The stores that are opening are just greedy and I, for one, won’t shop. Hope a lot more people feel the same way.


In reference to the difference of opinion on whether or not to approve the contract to finish the Riverfront Trail (“not a priority right now,” “if you don’t have the dollars to do something don’t do it”), I, for one, will use the Riverfront Trail a lot more than the Avalon. Glad to see it’s going to be completed!


To the slender, dark-haired lady wearing glasses, who drives the lime green VW Beetle, I saw you steal the big handful of doggie poo bags on Oct. 20 after you let your Brittany Spaniel go potty at Sherwood Park. How dare you? The city puts those in the parks for people to clean up after their dogs at the park! They don’t supply them so that you can take an extra 50 or 100 home with you.


A sincere thank you for whoever is responsible for having the beautiful, informative Grand Junction calendar hand-delivered with the phone book.  My mailbox is wide but the post office always used to fold the calendar and I could never get the fold out of it. Now there is no fold to deal with. Good job. Keep it up.


I see from The Daily Sentinel article that pot use has increased in our school district. Good job, Colorado voters, for sending the message to our kids that pot smoking is OK. They can now get an earlier start on drug abuse.


To the lady that rides her bike in Palisade’s Riverbend Park while she lets her Labradoodle run behind, please abide by the town’s code and pick up your dog’s waste. Please don’t ruin it for us responsible pet owners.

Last Friday my three daughters and a friend went shopping in Delta. After shopping all morning we went to Starvin Arvin’s to eat. To our great surprise someone paid for our meal. We all thank you so much for your kind and generous deed. It will be passed on in different ways, and may your good deed be rewarded many times over.


Now I’m sorry I voted for Marty Chazen. How am I going to get to work?


To the person who “lost” and then left the huge pieces of cardboard in the middle of North Avenue. You nearly caused several wrecks. I stopped and pick up the cardboard. Thank you to Allen at the Safeway store on Patterson for allowing me to add your cardboard to his recycling.


Kudos to the wonderful volunteers who put together Saturday’s “Fur Ball” to raise funds for the Community Cat Care Program that spays/neuters and vaccinates feral cats. As usual, the event was fun, educational and a marvelous venue for spending time with other animal lovers. Can’t wait until next year!


Kudos to Commissioner Rose Pugliese, who just held five town hall meetings concerning the Mesa County budget on her own time and her own dime. That’s leadership.


Central High staff and Mesa County sheriff, do you wonder where the kids are when they are ditching class? A bunch of them are parking toward the end of E 1/4 Road off of 31 Road on a daily basis. I wonder what they are doing in those cars and trucks?


What a shame that Long Family Park is being ruined by the large groups of students from Central High that have made it their new hangout. They have ruined it for everyone else.


No wonder our kids don’t get adequate exercise. Scooters now come with electric motors and peddle cars have big car batteries.


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