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March 19, 2009

Take care of your community: Don’t litter!

Hello readers. The late evening sun is shining through an upstairs window from where I’m sitting and I notice the brilliance of an outer ring that seems to flow toward the creek as it (sun) begins the journey into the night. I do love to just look and enjoy all we have on this Earth to appreciate. It’s always the little things that seem to make up the circle of life. Like the bright yellow daffodils blooming in Mrs. Callahan’s yard and the many buttercups alongside the road — the little things.

But with the good things, also comes the bad. The trash up and down the Old Railroad is beyond any I’ve seen in 30 years. In one deserted drive, someone had emptied the junk contents from inside their vehicle and this I believe because now I see where what used to be a white trash bag has been scattered all over the ground, most likely by a hungry dog. The cigarette butts, dirty napkins and old, torn magazines were in the mix of the bag. But then, Paint Lick is the place where everyone drops their animals to feed from something in that white trash bag. All up and down the Old Railroad, there are old cans and broken whiskey bottles and the deadliest of all, the plastic Mt. Dew container.

If somone feels the need to go “picking up” these aluminum cans, I’ll warrant you, if these cans are really dirty, they’ll leave them lay. Now, I am all for collecting cans and even old pieces of aluminum and believe me, I’ve done enough gathering and selling, but anymore, if you see me on the side of the road, I will not be picking up cans. A few years ago, while my grandchildren and I were picking up trash down our road, an unfamiliar car drove through and shouted, “Here’s another one lady” as he threw out a McDonald’s bag with leftovers inside. I suppose, by now, you’re finding my writing just a bit too ... (you know, even I don’t know the word to use) sarcastic, maybe.

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    How many more leaves are still on the tree that will turn and fall and be scattered in the days to come?

    It almost makes one want to wait until all the leaves are off the tree before picking up a rake or broom. That might be better than raking and sweeping each day for many, many days to come.

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  • Take care of your community: Don’t litter! Hello readers. The late evening sun is shining through an upstairs window from where I’m sitting and I notice the brilliance of an outer ring that seems to flow toward the creek as it (sun) begins the journey into the night. I do love to just look and enjoy all we have on this Earth to appreciate. It’s always the little things that seem to make up the circle of life. Like the bright yellow daffodils blooming in Mrs. Callahan’s yard and the many buttercups alongside the road — the little things.

    March 19, 2009

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