Remember the lost
Though we have had too many military deaths in the past 10 years, we should not forget those we lost in other military encounters. I lost my nephew at 19 years old in the Vietnam War. An only child, but he was proud to serve his country at that time.
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Throw it away right
I have observed that many in our society do not deposit waste in the appropriate containers. Our communities have done a good job of providing separate, well-labeled containers in public spaces and workplaces and businesses for us to place trash and recyclables in. These are often placed next to each other in plain view and are well labeled.
Yet many of us seem to be too complacent, uninterested or unconcerned to take the few seconds required to place our waste in the proper containers. Do we lack sufficient knowledge of what belongs where? Too much trouble? Do we care?
According to San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management, all improperly deposited recyclables such as cans, glass and plastic bottles, cardboard, etc., that is put in the wrong container does not get filtered out at the landfill operation. It goes directly into the landfill — tons of it every year!
Many complain about the high cost of things, but do we pay any attention to how each of us contributes to that cost? By not properly sorting our waste, we add to the cost of processing. Please take a few moments to put your waste in the proper receptacles. Help our environment. Reduce costs.
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I would like to express my gratitude to two unknown little girls who found my purse left in a cart at the Lowe’s parking lot and brought it to the cashier in the garden section. I wish I could thank you in person.
And thank you to the parents raising these thoughtful and kind children.