Letter to the Editor

No thanks, big oil

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Dear Editor,

As a kid I back in the late '50s, I had fun pushing a mower The kind of mower that had no motor but cut grass by pushing it.

Then, 33 years ago when we got married, my dad gave me a push mower with, again, no motor. Well that one finally died and I had to buy a new one, as few can be found at yard sales. Kind of funny, he paid a dollar for mine and I spent $80 for this new one. Now I will tell you up front, these mowers don't like high weeds, so cutting often is a must, but since I don't golf this gives this old man a good work out.

The enjoyable thing for me and the neighborhood is no motor blasting away for an hour at a time. Most of 100 people live within a block of me and some work nights so quite is the neighborly thing to do.

The cut is clean and sharp, giving my lawn with more weeds than grass a reasonable look.

I have always had a hard time with the fact of giving feds and state road tax to mow my lawn with gas mower, so the old mower stops that cold and it also tells the oil company "no thanks."

Bill Donze


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