I never write the editor, but I have opinions:
Dear Council Person: You changed out the water pipes on Worden Street. Those rows of ditches into each house let us know exactly where the repairs were. Your contractor filled each ditch in leaving a mound. Next, your contractor slurried over the street. It looks finished, but it’s like riding a bucking bronco down that first block. Buckety, buckety….Sincerely, the old lady at the top of the block.
Dear Street Department: How wonderful that you fixed the drain at the Las Lomas and Voltaire St. bridge. Every year for 25 years, the rain has created a two lane wide lake right there at the drain. We thought it was that the road was too high. Now, just as the El Nino hits us you have fixed the problem. Can you now fix the holes in the bridge where the water washed away the cement. The rusty rebar shows through a lot of holes? Thank you, the old lady across the street.
Dear Mayor: Football teams play 12 games a year. Yes, we know how hard you are working to get us a new stadium built with our taxes. Maybe there are a lot of us who think the team needs to pay for its own stadium. If they keep making a fuss, I just wanted you to know it’s ok to let the team move to LA. Yes, we are tired of all this. Thanks for listening, The old lady up on the hill.
Dear Readers: I sure do appreciate the 20 to 30 readers I have here each day. Could you just once leave me a note? How do I thank you if I don’t know you have been here. Sometimes I feel bereft when there is only one note for 25 readers. Just say’n. Sincerely, The Postcards Lady