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Letter: You are not alone in littering problems

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From: Nancy Ray


Received: March 26

I read the letter on the editorial page today from Michael Andrie. I can so identify with his letter as my backyard is on Marr Road and I have the same problem with littering in my yard. It’s very frustrating to have to clean up after inconsiderate people. The cigarette butts are the most annoying. As dry as some of our summers have been, I’m surprised the grass hasn’t caught fire out there.

The funny thing is, every time I would go back there and pick up trash, I would find the same pint vodka bottle with the same price tag on the cap so you could tell it was bought at the same place. I threatened to put a big sign out there, tape the vodka bottle to it, with the message, “If this is your bottle, quit throwing it in my yard.”

I haven’t seen that bottle for a few months now, so apparently this person is driving River Road instead of Marr Road. I just always thought it odd that the driver always threw in the same place every time. I never saw these bottles in my neighbors’ yards.

I just wanted to let you know that I never expected to see this odd problem I had in the newspaper written by someone else having the same problem. Maybe we are never alone in our problems, no matter how insignificant they are. Someone somewhere knows exactly how we’re feeling.

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