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Reply to “Respect your Neighbours” letter from Aug 28th

To The Editor,

I was catching up on some reading and came across the letter from a gentleman in Hawkesbury complaining about people cutting their lawn on a Saturday or Sunday around supper-time.

I was a little confused.  Why is that so bad? Most people have jobs where they can’t now their lawns during the week. When they get home after work, they want time with their families. The weekend has always traditionally been the time when people did their garden chores. I have to say, that’s when our family did! And isn’t that a better time than 6 or 7 a.m.?

During the summer, to me, there is nothing more enjoyable than hearing a lawn mower and smelling freshly-cut grass. Even while I’m eating. It’s not like a heavy metal concert is going on around you. And weekends are also times for families to enjoy the many wonderful activities in our community.  Why not cut the lawn at 5 or 6 when you come home from the beach or back from the fair?

I love summer. I love the smell of fresh-cut grass any time of the day. Why not embrace it? Now, if you ask me, mosquitoes… THAT is something to complain about!

Linda Rutgers,
Hawkesbury

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