Letter to the Editor: Most beautiful city
BY Marilyn Newsom, Tulsa
Saturday, September 22, 2012
9/22/12 at 3:03 AM
When I was a girl growing up in Tulsa, we once had the title, "America's Most Beautiful City." It made me very proud to know that Tulsa was so well thought of. Now I'm a grandmother who is retired, but I still want Tulsa to be the most beautiful city.
When I take my granddaughter for a walk in the mornings I always take a plastic bag to pick up any litter I see along the walk. I know that the people who live by the houses where I pick up the litter didn't put it there, but it would be so easy for them to pick it up and put it in their trash.
I think parents need to teach their children that you should not throw down candy wrappers, school papers or drink cans in the street. Adults also should realize that when they toss their trash out the windows of cars as they drive down the street that they hurt the city and its image. If everyone would just keep their street and the area around their home picked up, it would make Tulsa so beautiful and it would not cost any money to do it.
One more thing: Veterans Day is Nov. 11 and I love our American flag. It hurts me to see so many establishments flying flags that are torn, faded or tattered in any way. If we are going to fly the flag, it should be a beautiful flag to show the pride that we have in our country.
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