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2/25/2013 10:27:00 PM
Letter: Some things are far worse than memorials

EDITOR:

Alec Barry, you say you feel bad for those of us who have lost loved ones due to traffic accidents. Well, with the letters you write concerning the roadside memorials, thanks but NO thanks!

You seem to convey concern over what's legal or illegal. A roadside memorial for a dear loved one who used to walk this earth, who used to live, laugh and love seems not bad at all compared to other things that are illegal and being ignored. How about the "illegal" alien crossing a U.S. border only to illegally drive our roads and crash a vehicle into a legal U.S. driver and then flee to their native country so as to avoid the consequences! I assure you, there would be a lot less, "eyesore" memorials, as you said it, along our roads without that happening!

Much love and R.I.P. my son (on his way to school) "Patrick Odell Denbo, "Odie," 8/21/79 - 3/28/96.

Cindy C. King

Chino Valley




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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013
Article comment by: daughter of mom who passed in a car accident

Alec barry you're being so childish if you don't like them well then keep your eyes on the road instead of staring at them that's your compromise cause you are dumb enough to keep staring as you go by and these are NOT illegal you think you know it all and you no nothin if you don't like them then go back where you were and go take your issues there this is the memorials for people who grieve at the loss of their loved ones and you should let us be its our life and we don't need people like you starting problems go find something else to complain about that needs to be illegal your childish and act ignorant LEAVE our town we don't need people like you

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Article comment by: ALEC BARRY

In response to James Madisons comment

All I can say is that you are full of Ka Ka, I am a big believer in God and the Cross..I just feel that there is a time and a place for everything.

Our roadways are not a place to place anything thats an eye sore and illegal. As I have stated, the cematary is where they belong.

Out of respect for others these people should remove them and stop putting the up.

Alec Barry
Prescott Valley, AZ


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Not Alone

A time and place for everything, but memorials belong in the cemetery or maybe on your own property.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Support SB 1070

It's working. It's good for Arizona and it's good for the United States.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: THAT IS WHY WE HAVE CEMETERIES!

To honor the lives of those we have all lost.

We don't put up crosses all over hospitals, nursing homes and other places where death occurs. I live on the roadways and don't want to be reminded of death at every turn.


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Two Sides To The Problem

Sorry for your loss Mrs. King, but if we put up crosses everywhere people have lost their lives, our communities would look a bit distracting.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Dana Hoyer

Cindy, i agree with you 100%. i have said it a million times, if the memorials bother people so much then dont look at them. I have driven by the memorial for your son for the past 15 years and always wondered what happened. Not once did i ever think that it was an eyesore or a problem, i have always wanted to stop and pay my respects to your son. As a mother of four girls have gone to the schools there in Chino i can only imagine the heartbreak you feel at the loss of your son and to have to listen to someone whine like a 2 year old about the memorial markers must be so frustrating.
Maybe the ones that dont like them will learn some respect and shut their traps.
My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son. May the authorities focus on more important issues than the memorial markers that are placed on the side of the road to honor the lives lost.


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Fed UP

Cindy - I'm sorry for your loss, but why don't you build a memorial in your back yard rather than plopping it along the public right of way where it is, indeed, illegal? Those roadside memorials are not only distracting to drivers, but they are against the law! What part of illegal don't you understand???

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: James Madison

My condolences, Cindy.

It's not the memorial that Alec despises, it's the mere thought that the persons placing it there somehow reflect God in their lives. (You know...that Cross thing.) That, and the environmental social justice philosophy that such a memorial may disrupt the habitat of the ants or some gopher.

Keep putting the flowers on it. It doesn't bother most of us one bit.


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Tom Steele

Amen Cindy. Any memorials in the right of way are daily reminders of deaths and in no way endanger those who pass by. And death ends the blame game.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: @ Cindy King

My condolences to you and your family for your loss.

With that said, parts of your comment reek of the liberal side.

You have a right (as others do) to your opinion however.




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