Just Show Up
Opinion / Letter to the Editor
December 5, 2019
To the Editor:
When I was a child and my parents discovered that I had broken the rules, my mother would call for me. I knew I had done something wrong, so I’d make myself scarce and wouldn’t show up.
I had a childhood friend who was monkeying with the telephone. He called the fire company and the fire trucks came screaming across town. When they arrived and knocked on his front door, my young friend hid under his bed rather than show up and face the consequences.
A few years ago, as an adult, I felt compelled to stand up for my rights as a property owner when my property was damage...