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More power to them

I agree with the letter-writer (Aug. 5) that there are many hard-working people in this community. Hippies, bikers, rednecks, yuppies, wanna-be yuppies, etc. (Americans) are gainfully employed and contribute to our local economy. There are many decent folks (Americans) in our community who are unemployed due to retirement, disability, or some other unfortunate circumstance or who choose to stay home to raise their children. Then there are those who have no desire to work and would rather live off the system. My father called this group “bums.”

Personally, I know several individuals who are employed outdoors. Believe me, after a hard day’s work, their skin is not so lily-white and smelling like roses!

So Mother Truckers had its moment in the sun. More power to them! The Union has featured many people and entities in a positive light. More power to them! Perhaps The Union could feature the letter-writer in the “Meet Your Neighbor” column. She, then, can dry her eyes, get some attention, and enjoy her moment in the sun. More power to her!



Michelle Spinharney Eckels

Grass Valley





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