do we return to the valley?
April 21, 2016
Mexico is so great, then why do we return to our valley
in California year after year?
It is the people that we know and love. If it were not for
them, we would gladly stay in the Mexican beach paradise
we call our winter home.
knows the valley air is terrible and the crime continues
to be on the increase. The poor get poorer, and the state
believes it can solve the problem by increasing the minimum
it has done by the recent legislation is cost us jobs. Restaurants
are closing at the Mall, and we hear that Carpenter Printing
will be closing its doors.
have not shut down our printing plant and newspaper operation
because of the courage of our employees who have kept the
quality of the paper up during the most difficult times.
They do this without our help because we retired in 2004,
but really only stopped running the business after our heart
operation last year.
salute all our staff for what they do with the understanding
they are all underpaid.
have prayed for rain, and finally the Lord has delivered.
For this year anyway, our farmers will have water for crops.
Will it come back next year?
the lake full, we look forward to a summer of sailing. Our
boat sat on dry land all last year and the membership at
the Lake Yosemite Sailing Club dropped to an all time low.
us, we plan a year of travel. Next month we go to Korea
to celebrate the 55th anniversary of our career as a journalist
which started in Korea as a military correspondent. While
there we intend to represent our area at the International
of the rain, we are looking forward to a summer with less
forest fires. As folks will remember last year was one of
the worst fire seasons on record — making air in the
valley almost unbreathable.
we are so highly dependent on agriculture we are hoping
that the rain will also stop the recession which has gripped
this valley. We are still the bread basket of the world
when it comes to many crops, however, all are dependent
look forward to a summer of outdoor sports, bike riding,
hiking, running and the exercise which keeps us all healthy.
see what happens to people who do not exercise. They do
not last, and unfortunately, we have lost so many close
friends in the past year.
come back wanting to go back to work on the homeless problem
but eager to see the city and county solve its tax sharing
problem. The secret is: Let our area grow and there will
be tax money and jobs for everyone.
we are happy that our home and our business remained safe
for another year. Those individuals in law enforcement and
fire prevention, as well as all the public services, are
so important to our lifestyle in this wonderful valley of
them all, every one of them.
is good to be back in town.