Saturday, August 20, 2016

Letter to the Sierra Madre Weekly that needs comment


I have no idea what happened, nor do I really care all that much. But there is something about this that is kind of disturbing.

Dear Editor:

In response to ‘Mind Your Manners, Good Folk!” – Aug. 11 Letters – The coward whose name was withheld by request, get your facts straight before you make unsubstantiated allegations and think you were one inconvenienced by the “rude and boorish behavior of the two ladies …”

You say they “apparently arrived a few minutes before the concert and proceeded to neatly fold and set aside” your blankets. Did you see them do this? Did anyone see them do this? No!

Because I personally set up my mother and her friend’s chairs on Saturday evening ( without moving or folding and blankets or chairs.)

These two “rude and boorish” ladies happen to be Matriachs in this great city, residing here since 1950s, raising their families of six and eight children, attending St. Rita’s Church every Sunday and sacrificing many hours ( years) of dedicated service for many community events.

Yup, Sir (and I say this reluctantly), are the one who should be ashamed for your rude and boorish behavior by harassing and threatening them.

As for your ethical guidelines and responsible citizen remarks, perhaps you should take a look in the mirror and ask yourself if it’s appropriate to verbally abuse two very fine, morally upstanding women in their mid-80’s- with no basis whatsoever.

Could you imagine if people actually got as upset about unfair and dishonest taxation schemes or crumbling infrastructure as some do when squabbling over blanket placement at a Memorial Park concert?

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38 comments:

  1. We need a limit on how early places can be saved. I see blankets and chairs cluttering up the park for days before an event. Whatever rule is in effect is not working.I am for no chairs except for those persons in need of them.That is handicapped,pregnant,elderly.......

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    1. Define elderly.

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    2. You will know it when you get there.

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    3. I am way over 40, don't consider myself elderiy, but prefer a chair, so what is the big deal?

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    4. When chairs are outlawed, only outlaws will have chairs.

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  2. Here is another strategy: depending on what you suspect but did not see, thank them kindly for folding your blankets and putting them aside. If they are such long-time residents of such high regard and respect, I would expect them to dumbly gush with pleasure that their deed was appreciated. Then you have them. They admit to what you suspected and done.

    When I first read this today my thoughts went to a couple of gals who ususally show up to City Council meetings and chatter through the proceedings having had too much wine with their diner out on the town, who probably would never see themselves in this discussion.

    Years ago I had a neighbor who blasted their radio through YEUGE speakers through the window while outside working. I got a call from another neighbor telling me they were going to call the police about the noise disturbance and all I had to do was to relay that message to the radio player and the radio was turned down. Neighborly exchanges do work.

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  3. As humans get older it is no longer an option to sit on the ground. Some who try to sit on the ground have trouble getting up and need help. Unfortunately if we are lucky old age gets us all. If you are lucky enough you too will not be able to sit on the ground. Can't we all just get along and how about sticking to the facts and not distort to suit our own personal wishes.

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    1. People of great age all over the world are comfortable sitting on the ground.

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    2. Sitting on the ground is fine it's getting up and down that's the hard part. And we're not all Mahatma Ghandi......

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  4. Not sure what your talking about as I haven't read the article you are talking about. Is there a link we can go to?

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    1. Sierra Madre Weekly, 8/11/16.

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  5. Entitlements. That's what comes into my thoughts. I am employed outside of this town and am always amazed that unintended possessions are not stolen.
    Must not be any thoughful thieves wanting to distribute to the homeless.
    In the classroom "we" teachers say; move your feet, loose your seat.

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    1. Hmmm...if one did not intend to have possessions, they probably would not care if they for stolen. Don't you mean "unattended"? I'll refrain from asking if you're really a teacher.

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  6. So you mean next time I launder a giant load of blankets at Drop A Load, I can dump them in the park and someone will neatly fold them and set them aside? Awesome, I hate folding blankets!

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  7. I hope this event was not sponsored by the church. If this was the case, the Sunday Sermons have not been effective. What happened to honor your Mother and Father? The rude child that wrote in a complaint must be lost in a very "it's all about me" world. I hope this person does not pass his selfish traits onto any of his children. This type of outlook is why the world is in such a sorry state of affairs.

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  8. This is too small, even for us.

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    1. I dunno. I suspect a lot more people think about things like this than the more challenging issues.

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  9. Much ado bout notin

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  10. I found the original letter of complaint in the Weekly of 8/11/16. What happened, according to that writer, was that these elderly, community-spirited matriarchs had picked up someone else's blankets and preceded to squat on that reserved area, so to speak. Guess we'll need to replay security camera video to get to the bottom of this scandal.

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  11. The elderly women did not see the squatters butt prints marking the place on the grass.

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  12. This town so cranky

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  13. Am I correct in remembering that in San Marino you must use your white privilege and show ID to get to Lacy park now?

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    1. Great idea. They pay for the park through their taxes. wilderness Park is the same on weekends.

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    2. Only on weekends. The rest have to pay $4 to get in.

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  14. And please controll you spoiled children they are noisy rotten untrained brats

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  15. Ever since tattler list the uut vote been downhill

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    1. Larry find any new cops yet that aren't in diapers

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    2. Don't mess with Billie Boogers Mom. They are a big clan
      in these here parts!

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    3. Don't give City Hall any ideas on charging those that visit the park or Library. City Hall is sniffing for money

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  16. Aw, everything not hunky dory in Sierra Madre?

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  17. So 80 year old self-important matriarchs never cause trouble, right?

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    1. You just love name calling don't you. You are stupid and ugly go rent in another town.

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    2. I don't care how long they live here. Only worth one vote.

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    3. I believe we have a pot and kettle conversation going on.

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    4. Let's put the SMPD Detectives on the case. Because LASD would never touch something this petty.

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