Letter: We treat excessiveness as a right



Many thanks to Philip W. Biesanz for his July 7 letter, “Time goes by … or does it?” I laughed and laughed, cut it out of the paper and put it on the fridge. Each time I go by I get to enjoy a good laugh again and again. Nearly 101 years of a sense of humor like his is priceless.

I couldn’t agree more with James Sullivan’s letter, “Limit the sale and use of fireworks.” Fireworks start four days before the Fourth and go until four days after the Fourth. On the Fourth this year, I waited until almost 11 p.m. to go to bed; the fireworks continued for another two hours. Then two fireworks went off again at 5 in the morning. The worst part was between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., when I listened to non-stop blasts that shook my house with no break. I finally couldn’t stand it anymore and left my house to drive around the countryside to get away from the noise.

A little goes a long ways — we have exceeded the long ways. But we shouldn’t be surprised, Christmas starts right after Halloween now and lasts through January.

C. Sue Lincoln

Battle Ground