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Letters to the editor Aug. 21, 2013

 

No eggs and no zzz’s

A few weeks ago there was an article published about the numbers of chickens, hens and roosters you can have within the city of Brookings. 

It came at a good time for our small street because people have been aroused each and every summer morning by a very loud set of roosters. At 5 a.m. every morning I can expect a two hour crowing extravaganza. It’s cute, it’s quaint, it’s the countryside I didn’t move too. I tolerate it. 

Several of my neighbors have stopped by my house asking if I hear it too. Are you kidding of course I heard it. I have adjusted my life around it, but am still wondering where are MY EGGS? The neighbors must put up with all of the crowing in town that your rooster makes. Perhaps a farm-fresh egg or two thrown my way would help with the inconvenience of hearing a morning rooster? I love fresh eggs. It might make me love the sound of a rooster in the morning. 

Now here is my question. How many ponies can I have in my backyard? How big of a stall can I build in my little square yard? Perhaps a cow or two or three? Maybe we should change our name to Farmville?

Patricia Foht 

Brookings

Doo wop on hold

I would like to make an official announcement from Pirate Productions. That due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be unable to hold the Doo Wop on the Boardwalk on it’s previously announced dates of August 24-25, 2013. 

I am sad to announce the news because I know many people were ready for it and it would be a fun event for the whole town to enjoy, hopefully bringing in visitors and economy to the area as well. 

Now on that note, I am happy to say that we are not cancelling the event but merely postponing it to a future date (looking at last of September or maybe early October). We have every intention of bringing a top-notch show to the area complete with music from the 50s and 60s in celebration of those golden eras. We will also be including a car show with classic cars from the days of duck-tails, leather jackets and poodle skirts! 

We at Pirate Productions apologize for the inconvenience we may have caused anybody, and will soon be announcing the new dates for the event. 

Bee bop aloolop there’s gonna be a doo wop!

Bruce Ellis

Pirate Productions

Brookings

Repair/hit (the road)

Two Responses. 

To Jennifer Speegle: I live near where the road work on Carpenterville was done. Yes, it was inconvenient for a couple days but, that road edge was dropping off and extremely dangerous. We also have log trucks continually on this road. We have been the first on scene at the wrecks that occur here, which is about one or two every year. Sorry about your road but, this was a necessity. 

To Connie Bryan: Not all of us want crowded beaches, busy roads and high home costs. That is also why Oregon was known as being unfriendly to people who wanted to move here. Some things are not worth the hidden costs. If that is what you want, and since you suggest Mr. Pieper move away, perhaps your solution would be to move to Seaside. More people, more business, and higher home prices. 

Enjoy.

Shane Stephens 

Brookings

Prophecy come true?

H. L. Menchen (1880 - 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He was working for the Balimore Evening Sun in July, 1920, when he wrote the following editorial:

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”

It took about 90 years for this to come true, but the words of many Old Testament prophets often took longer, but in God’s timing, they came true. 

Not that I’m comparing Menchen to any of the early prophets, but, well, I found this quite interesting.

Doris M. Roepke

Brookings

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