Don't complain too much, the streets could be worse
January 30, 2014
This is to the lady who was complaining about the first snow — that they weren't plowing the streets.
With only 4 inches of snow, why would you want to waste the time and money on plowing? Lady, back in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, they never plowed hardly at all. You just had to fend for yourself. Going down 3rd Avenue, the kids would say, “What’s that noise?” I told them that was the muffler and the frame dragging in the hard-packed snow. When I would go up the hill by the college, sometimes I would have the right tire in the gravel to make it home. And for sanding in the old days, two men would stand in the back of a dump truck full of sand and throw sand out onto the intersection with scoop shovels. Now, one man does it all from the inside of the truck.
I, myself, think that the city and county do a good job on the streets nowadays and, yes, the highway department, also.
So don't complain, lady. We could go back to the old days, then you would really have something to cry about.
Thank you for letting me say my piece of mind.