Letters to the Editor – Issue of Nov. 29, 2012
Thanks to Woody’s friends
You were kind to recently include the photo and article about my dad, Woody Beard, having his 100th birthday. So many people sent cards and notes and even photos of earlier days they had shared. Two cards came from far away, Sedona and Ashburn, Va., in response to friends in Rancho Bernardo and Poway spreading the news.
Dad and I read a few at a time to better absorb them and to stretch out the celebration time.
Just wanted you to know how pleasing it was and that many people are reading your newspaper carefully. It was a good way to measure that.
Carolyn Benefiel, Wichita, Kansas
Comment draws laugh
In reference to Bob Emery’s Nov. 15 piece on “Afterthoughts of Nov. 6,” I had to laugh out loud when he stated the best candidate won with the message that “Americans’ votes still are not for sale.” Really?
What does he think bailing out big banks and auto industries, extending unemployment benefits for up to two years, promising amnesty to illegals and extending/expanding entitlement programs is but buying votes?
Well, since I don’t fit in those categories, I voted on the issues and it wasn’t for Mr. Obama.
Gail Heard, Poway
How much for the welcome sign?
Wow, $50,000 will be spent on designing, building and installing a sign on Rancho Bernardo Road, (Nov. 15). That seems to be a bit excessive.
It makes me wonder what the objectives are for the sign. Is it to show people they are in RB? You would think the freeway exit sign that reads “Rancho Bernardo Road Next Exit” would be a good clue.
The business people are involved in the design decision so, is it supposed to indicate to passers-by this is a classy place so they will say, “I think I will just stop and buy some stuff.”
Or, could it be a nice sign is an easy and cheap way to instill pride in the citizens of the community? Now that is a noble cause and I would definitely support it if I lived in Rancho Bernardo. I will appreciate being able to drive by a classy sign as I come home to stodgy Poway. We will probably never have one as nice. It probably wouldn’t pass the Poway sign ordinance.
I want to compliment those responsible for allocating money for the sign. Now, if they could just find some to fix their pot holes I would really be happy.
Tom Yarnall, Poway
A little more volume, please
I attended the ceremonies at the Poway Veterans Park this past Veterans Day as well as last year. Both were wonderful ceremonies, however, the sound systems used did not carry to the crowd of people who surrounded the center area of the memorial service. Quite a few of those in the outside area were vets and I think it is important for them to hear what is being said.
For future ceremonies, I think that setting up a good sound system with a volume that carries further would be a great project for the Boy Scouts or maybe someone looking for a different type of high school community project. To truly honor all vets, this would be a wonderful gift in the years to come.
Denise Welsh, Poway
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