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Leave city rules and regs behind when it comes to rural air

I have had enough of the complainers and snivelers when it comes to smoke in the air. You say that you came here to “live in the country.” You can’t live in the big cities. Then why do you try to impose “big city” rules and regulations?

Like “ban leaf burning,” just as an example. What’s next, wood stoves and fireplaces? People who have respiratory conditions know what aggravates their condition. If smoke in the air is a problem, try moving to warm and dry places like Arizona. Otherwise, welcome to rural life. Smoke in the fall and winter, horse manure in the summer.

Personally, I like the smell of smoke in the air. Oak leaves and pine needles add to that country charm. To make it plain and simple, if you come here to get away from city life, leave your city rules and regs there. We have no use for them here.

Don’t like the smoke? Go someplace that is more to your liking. Can’t stand the smell of a stable down the road? Move! Chances are, the stable was there way before you moved in.

Walter Branson

Penn Valley

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