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I am only one of thousands, I am sure, of clean, OK-smelling, drug-free, hardworking residents of the San Juan Ridge who were at least mildly distressed to see ourselves characterized as “dirty stinking hippies” in The Union’s Opinions [letters to the editor] Aug. 5 – just because we shop at Mother Truckers.

Much more distressing still was the display of rabid, slavering hatred by the dreadfully underinformed letter-writer, who sees all patrons of our local mom-and-pop grocery store as filthy, shiftless addict scum. My, my, my. And even if we were all that, one would hope that a decent person might have at least a shred of compassion for us poor souls whose lives have sunk so low.

This afternoon, as I waited in Mother Trucker’s parking lot for my (drug-free, very clean, hardworking, university-bound) teenage son to hand off a $20 bill to him so he could do my town errands for me, I wondered if [letter-writer] would assume we were doing a drug deal instead – and how could I convince her otherwise?



Fact: The overwhelming majority of “drug scores” in our county occur in people’s homes and the public parks in Grass Valley and Nevada City – not in MoTro’s parking lot.

Kim L. King




Nevada City


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