To the city workers at the Sanitation Department …
I am about to embark on a constant tirade about the city stopping the bagged leaf pickup. I just wanted to let the workers know that I appreciate all the work that they do. I especially want to thank the guys that picked up my bagged leaves in the early mornings that I have had to rake every day … spring, summer, fall and winter.
I guess many of you know who I am….the lady that gets up at 6:00 am to make sure that her yard is clear so that the neighbors do not complain. Your kindness in sometimes waiting to let me pick up a few last leaves before I closed the bag was appreciated.
Kindness to elderly people seems to be lacking in our city leaders, who want us to blow leaves to the curb where they immediately blow back into the yard. Our leaders do not care about anything except Camp Jordan.
I have never seen the leaf truck that vacuums come down my street, EVER. And even if it did I would need many more days for them to clear up my leaves. My magnolia drops big leaves in the spring and into the summer. They would easily pile up to my buttocks if left unraked.
At 70, I figure I do not have too many years left that I am able to do yardwork. Then are the yard police going to come after me when the leaves are so high that they cover half my house and most of the neighborhood? I guess there are many out there that would say there are other things to worry about and I agree. But this is something that can be addressed by simply leaving the current pick up of bagged leaves in place for your elderly citizens.
Oh by the way. I think that you are going to regret building a splash pad, unless of course you intend to man it with people with guns at all times.
So, everyone have a blessed day.
_ Connie Chadwick