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I’m Coming Around, but I Still Can’t Hear the Word “Park”

I'm Coming Around, but I Still Can't Hear the Word "Park"

Letters to the Editor: Let your lawn die, but don’t plant natives just yet

Published 8:07 pm EST, Friday, January 26, 2013

by Chris Cudmore

A friend from high school recently died of injuries inflicted by a lawn mower. His last words to me were “I appreciate all your help, but you didn’t learn your lesson when you planted me in your yard.” I hope he was referring to the lawn mower. He was right when he said that planting natives is not an easy thing to do, but it is worthwhile.

In the end, all it takes is patience, persistence, cooperation, and the right tools.

In the end, all it takes is patience, persistence, cooperation, and the right tools.

Darrell Hahn


Parks, more parks and more parks

By Darrell Hahn

Northeast Arkansas Gazette

Let’s say it again. Let’s say it in the clearest possible form:

More parks and more parks. More trees. More greenery. Just let us hear you say it once more — aye! — before we run out of steam.

I have just about reached the point in my life where I’m going to start taking more pride in my surroundings, especially my own backyard. I have a neighbor who always tells me in his jovial manner that I might want to consider having some trees installed, maybe a couple of shrubs to cut down along the fence line or something.

Let me repeat. In his jovial manner.

I think I’m coming around, but I still can’t hear the word “park.”

It’s a joke.

Gale C. Mize


Get out of my house!

By Dale K. Stroud

Northeast Arkansas Gazette

Somebody put a curse on me and now I can’t get out of the house.

As a father, grandfather, and owner of a small business and residence, I understand the value of keeping your business and household in order. Many, many times I have to pull out of meetings because of a family emergency. Other times I’m needed in the community helping out a local charity.

But I also understand the value of self-preservation.

I have to get to work.

I have to get home.

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