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Letters to the editor: Off the rock

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By Mary Vansickle

I live three houses above the canal on 100 East in Price. Every year when we had International Days I was able to nail a sign on the tree in front of my house telling people to stay off the rock! When there was lawn on my park way people did not use it as a means to get to the street.

Seven years ago just before my father was diagnosed with cancer he brought several trailers full of lava rock to my home and carried it by

the buckets full to put on the parkway. Ever since then people going to the park for the celebration have walked across the fragile rock to get where they are going. This really makes me furious.

For over a year I have had a serious case of sciatica going down the left leg and was unable to put up the signs this year.

There were several times I was able to intercept people walking over the rocks and when they apologized I told them it was no big deal. But guess what? I flat our lied.

It seems like parents have forgotten to teach their children to treat things that do not belong to them with respect. I don't care how old a person is, they can at least show respect for the property of others!

I hope next year the lady who I saw walk through my parkway to get to the street remembers this letter and will use her feet to go across the street and not use the sidewalk and my parkway to get to her car. Knowing how that rock got on the parkway and also knowing how fragile my father was when he carried buckets full to put it on the parkway makes me just want to throttle the person who was walking through property where her/she has no right to be walking.

Just remember the flag of old that said "Don't tread on me."

By that I mean stay off my parkway in the future!!

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