Letters to the editor - updated July 12
Losing all humanity
The “me generation” began in the 60’s and still permeates the psyche of today. Two classes of the most defenseless victims today are small children and senior citizens.
Both are in the “throw-away” or expendable categories. Both classes are dependent on either an adult or a caretaker.
Are there more cases of child and senior abuse today? Are parents killing their offspring more often today? A quandary arises when mothers, which society has viewed as most caring are driving their mom-mobiles into lakes and ponds, drowning defenseless children.
Rest homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior communities are often places where seniors suffer daily abuse in silence. Owners and managers know these seniors in most cases have no place else to go.
Many have only their Social Security checks to live on.
To top off everything else, these seniors have an owner or manager treat them like a dummy and think they must control every facet of the senior’s life.
As a result the senior citizen loses their rights as a human being.
Dale E. Lauffer
Where is our "B"?
The Department of City Parks and Recreation received an increase in operating revenue, thanks to our tax increase.
Our Westgate Park is getting a shelter house renovation, new trees and other cosmetic upgrades.
I hope the “powers that be” will finally replace the missing big concrete alphabet letter “B” on the playground area; it has been missing for the last 10 years, give or take a few.