Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (April 17, 2014)

Rotten tomatoes to the people who visit next door but choose to park in front of our house because, unlike our neighbours, we spent our time and money to fill in the culvert. We did this so we and our friends would have a better place to park. Where would you park if we had not? Perhaps in front of the house you are visiting? It seems there’s always room there.

Rotten tomatoes to all the people who pile up junk on the streets in Delta after the scheduled pickup date.

Roses to the Good Samaritans who helped save our dog’s life on 142nd Street. Roses also to the woman who helped get him to the clinic.

Rotten tomatoes to parents who did not educate their children about the proper usage, safety and disposal of fireworks. If you had done so, consumer fireworks would be legal in Surrey. Thanks for ruining everyone’s fun.

Roses to Doug McCallum for pointing out the ridiculous waste of taxpayers’ dollars. Check your tax statement and compare every year and let me know how much your taxes have increased because of city hall spending. As a loyal taxpayer since 1976, I wish I could say that I can’t see the forest for the trees.

Beautiful red roses for the blessings of our grandchildren Madeleine, Austin and Dawson. Easter blessings, love Grandma and Grandpa, Ava too.

A giant bouquet of roses to all the wonderful people who helped us catch our escaped dog. From the motorists who stopped on North Bluff near 132nd to avoid hitting him, to the lady in the black car who stayed with us until Cathy corralled him in her backyard – thank you, one and all.

Red roses to Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary’s drama and music department for its wonderful production of The Wiz. A most enjoyable evening.

A red rose for every step from every shoe, boot and skate he repaired. Thank you, Mr. Lorenzo Romano, for your skill and precision. The community will miss you and your friendly personality. Arrivederci.

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