Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Lighter Side
We're off to Seattle for a couple of days, so I thought I would send this photo to the County Planning Office with a cheerful "You really don't want to get a lot of old people angry, do you? That's not going to be a pretty sight."
In fact, now that we have all written serious emails, maybe it would be a good idea to send Amy and her colleagues postcards or notecards that show our more cheerful side, that convey the sense that our objections about this are not personal (i.e., we don't object to her; she after all has a job to do), but that we want to work with her, not against her, all things being equa, to save that maple canopy on APA. Maybe local kids could send her drawings of how sad they would be if the trees were not there, or what it would look like without trees, or whatever their fertile little imaginations come up with.
And the older kids and the very old kids, too. Right on up to the old people like us. We care, we really do!
(Amy Keenan, Whatcom County Planning Services,