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Clean up after yourselves, please

Dear kids,

For over 35 years I’ve lived in Lake Hills, enjoying the beauty of our neighborhood and taking walks on the trails along the lake. Our “secret little cove” is one of my favorite places. Why does it look trashed one week and totally clean the next, you might wonder? It’s because over the years I’ve been picking up cans, bottles, glowsticks, plastic, paper and all kinds of litter. I collect all the trash in a big bag and carry it out of the park, back to my house where I sort out the recyclables.

Kids, I’m an old lady now. My back hurts, my knees, hurt, my feet hurt. You get the picture. I’m just getting too old to clean up our cove. Now it’s up to you. Yes, you who have the most awesome parties which I would have enjoyed myself years ago. Really, it’s easy. Girls, just bring some heavy plastic bags to the party, pick up the litter you make and have those big strong boyfriends, who carried in the heavy wooden pallets for the bonfires, carry out the bags of trash.

Oh, and about those fires … could you scale them down in size just a little, and move them well away from the brush and trees? I worry about a fire getting out of control and burning up my house and the rest of the neighborhood. Thanks.

Laura Harling
Your Lake Hills Grandma
El Dorado Hills

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=4398

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