On Jan. 31 there was a letter in the Grosse Pointe News regarding litter ("Curb litter"). Seems the writer had a problem with it. Well so do I, and I was so glad to see someone else feels as I do.
I lived in Grosse Pointe Park for 47 years. In the later years, myself and a couple of neighbors would go down the alley and "clean it up." Not only alleys were the problem. When I would walk to the mail box on Jefferson there was always a good selection of "litter" to be picked up on my way home. It got so that I used to take a plastic grocery bag to put it in!
I was brought up not to throw litter down anywhere, and, really, there is no excuse for it here there is always a litter receptacle around to put it in. I would not throw so much as a gum wrapper on the ground.
I wonder why young people are not taught in schools about this "habit" I was taught not to do it by my parents, but today, I suppose, the parents don't have time!
Like the writer of that letter said "The Grosse Pointes have always been maintained beautifully and it really is up to everyone to keep it that way."
When I moved out here, it wasn't long before I was "at it" again. I clean up the parking lot regularly. It is really amazing the stuff that is thrown down bottles, Styrofoam cups, etc.), and there is a trash container right there to put the trash in!
I think to myself, these Americans are a dirty lot! It's everywhere you go. So come on, let's shape up, or ship out!