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Readers’ Corner

Interesting business sign: “We Would Rather Do Business With 1,000 al-Qaida Terrorists Than With One Single American.” This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in Philadelphia. You are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory statement. One would think that anti-hate groups from all across the country would be marching on this business and that the National Guard might have to be called to keep the angry crowds back. Perhaps in these stressful times one might be tempted to let the proprietors simply make their statement. We are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps our greatest liberty. And after all, it is just a sign. You may ask what kind of business would dare post such a sign? Answer: A Funeral Home (Who said morticians had no sense of humor?)

What’s up on the side of Highway 49? Have you noticed halves of modular homes parked along the side of the road? Reader Dick Rounthwaite poses the question and I have to admit I was wondering too. Here’s what Dick said: “Can you, or someone, tell us what’s up with all the various halves of huge trailer homes that are filling a big space on 49 just south, and across, from Kilroys? Talk about eye pollution – I have heard about elephant burying grounds – this must be a trailer burying ground! Kilroy’s has been bad enough for years, now we have this to view also!” So, does anyone know who is responsible for that eyesore?

The new Tofanelli’s: Well, it’s not exactly new, but does have new owners. And Dick, who commented on the eyesore on 49, also weighed in on his positive experience there. “On a lighter note, I hope that you and others are trying out the newly owned and renovated Tofanelli’s on Main Street. Their lunches are very good and well presented. There for breakfast yesterday and their homemade cornbeef hash is wonderful! I always thought The Trolley Junction had the best hash, but Tofanelli’s beats them hands down! My wife said she had the perfect waffle. If you are an omelet fan, they have dozens on the menu. All in all it’s been a good experience eating there.” In other restaurant news, does anyone know when the Thai restaurant where Silk Road used to be will open? (I think it’s called Sopa?) I originally heard February, but it’s June now … does anyone have a timetable?

Election signs: I hope the politicians will take their signs down after Tuesday’s election!


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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