For the first time in my years of living in my adopted valley of Grand, I have time to simply walk and talk to the local folks.
It has proved quite delightful and I am so grateful for the opportunity to get to know folks I have shared this amazing place with for years but due to work and family obligations, had yet to meet.
My most recent discovery was a woman named Charlotte who was at the Seekhaven Chapel with her prom dresses and wedding gown (hand sewn by a talented mother), who had organized the prom dress giveaway I heard about on KZMU.
I wasn’t in the market for a prom dress. Forty-plus years have passed since that need arose, and in all honesty, I was a bit of a disdainer of such things back then.
However, I enjoyed a long and delightful conversation with Charlotte and learned about her ideas and dedicated work on a local transit system, which sadly came to no avail.
As I had just read the op-eds in your paper, Kiley’s letter was on my mind and it makes sense that the TRT go to a local transit system. I realize that the places that money can go are limited due to the law regarding such tax but heck; “Laws are made to be broken,” or rather changed as the need arises – right?
– Patrice Mason