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Opinion Letters Lend a hand to elderly neighbors in bad weather

Today when I was in town I noticed in one of the apartment complexes an elderly woman in her 80s trying to remove some snow with a plastic house broom in the parking lot around her car. Than I looked around the complex and saw more snow and ice around their dumpsters for them to slip and fall down on. I am very upset by this.

My first thought was why are we not helping our elderly neighbors? This is one of many elderly rental complexes in the Franklin area. Is it that costly or so difficult for us that we cannot look after the needs of our neighbors, the people who pay rent and put money in our pockets?

This one woman I see as someone’s mom, grandmom, or even greatgrand mom. Have we lost common decency so that we go on about our daily tasks only considering ourselves?

When the weather is like it is and you are outside shoveling snow around your walkways and driveways, stop and think and ask yourself if you have a elderly person near you or that you know that may need help as well. If you have a snow plow or shovel, pitch in! You’ll feel better for it.

Lou Mingacci — Franklin, N.C.





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