When I read a recent editorial on maintaining the parks, I just had to write.
Years ago, we held our annual reunion at Douglas Park every year. It was a wonderful park when we first started meeting there and back in the late ‘50s they still had pedal cars, a roller coaster and a merry-go-round. Then time and tide took its toll and the pavilion got dirty and dirtier.
We had committees that used to go early and bring brooms and brushes to clean the place before we could hold our reunion there. We always swept and cleaned up when we left.
One year, my sister Vada, a religious lady, gave a reading. I had my camera and so I took her picture of her reciting the reading. When I got it back from Walgreens, where I had it developed, there in the background, which I hadn’t noticed when I took the picture, and right over Vada’s head on the wall was a word with four letters. I had to take a scissors and cut the letters out before I could show her the picture!
I don’t know why, nor do I understand, why people have to be so vulgar and desecrate public property?
We have so much in America and appreciate so little. Why? Someone tell me?
I appreciate your editorial recommending all of us to take care of our parks and public buildings. Let’s give decency a chance!