This week on page 23, you will see our first installment of "Remember When?" Hopefully, this picture, as well as the others that will be posted on our Facebook page, will bring back fond memories of days gone by.
Speaking of days gone by, it seems that maybe there are some cleanup issues involved with relocating residents of The Spruces.
I would not consider myself a very green person. I mean, I recycle, drive a fuel-efficient car, own a personal water cooler - so my requirement of drinking what seems like gallons of water a day to fend of my kidney stones doesn't turn into a three-foot tall pile of plastic bottles each week.
But, I still drive that car polluting the environment and enriching people that need more money like I need more kidney stones. I am a terrible recycler because living in Philadelphia, where the recycling just seemed like another trash can for co-mingling, has made me super lazy and I will throw certain things in the bin that don't belong - I'm looking at you pizza and frozen-food boxes. And I certainly don't drink the amount of water that has been recommended. I try, but I swear there are days when I feel like I am about to float away.
But I digress. I still try to be green, even if I am not always successful. But I think the trying is the important part.
To me, being green is less about actually being green, and more about trying to make a sure my kids (when I eventually have some) will know what clean air and water is like. They deserve the same opportunity to splash in the waves of the Atlantic or Pacific oceans as I did, even if when I was doing it there was a daily warning about a medical-waste patch floating in from the open seas.
We've cleaned that up, sort of, and for the most part, as a society, seem to be leaning in the right environmentally-friendly direction.
I guess I get all this from my dad, who was by no means means a tree-hugging hippy, unless tree-hugging hippies have started to hang pictures of George W. and Laura Bush on their refridgerator.
It may be a slow haul, but I believe it is worth the effort, and, hopefully, you do too.