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Saddened

October 22, 2013

I was saddened to read in this morning’s paper that some in Newberry are upset with the train whistlers. To me, they are a most comforting sound and I can hear them near the Pajama Factory....

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Capricorn1

Oct-22-13 1:32 AM

Helen, a very nice letter indeed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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richardson

Oct-22-13 2:22 AM

What a wonderful letter. God bless you.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-22-13 3:27 AM

Nice letter. One of my best memories was camping on the Rincon Beach ( Calif) in a tent with my kids when they were little. The sounds of the ocean combined with the close by train whistles was so soothing and relaxing.I never slept better...

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eriklatranyi

Oct-22-13 6:26 AM

Great letter with heart.

It's too bad people move into a neighborhood and then try to change the things that were in place long before they became residents.

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CMReeder

Oct-22-13 7:21 AM

A beautiful, heartfelt letter.

What is 'music' to the ears of one person will be nothing but noise to another person's ears.

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MrShaman

Oct-22-13 8:22 AM

Could there possibly BE better white-noise (as you drift-off to sleep), than the clickity-clackin' of trains cruising thru town!!!!

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white-noise (for the benefit o' knee-jerkin' T-Baggers):

a: a heterogeneous mixture of sound waves extending over a wide frequency range

b: a constant background noise; especially : one that drowns out other sounds

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enoughalready

Oct-22-13 8:28 AM

and there it is.... Shaman ruining a perfectly non policital moment with his verbal vomit.

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enigma

Oct-22-13 9:45 AM

I would like to add to the authors point. Those who live by the tracks weren't living quiet lives when they were invaded by these horrible noisy trains. Those tracks have been there for years. These complainers bought their houses at a good price because they were close to the tracks. Now they want the whistles to stop, but they are unwilling to close the R-R crossings. They want something, but the only thing they are willing to do is cry about it. If you live next to the tracks (or any other annoyance) take a clue from this woman and find a way to make it trigger happy thoughts, like how you were able to buy that house because it was near the tracks.

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Capricorn1

Oct-22-13 9:46 AM

Chuck, you rightly chastise many in the past for making stupid comments and bringing politics into letters where it doesn't belong; such as the case with Shaman and his comment. It sure would be refreshing for you to speak up and do the same here.

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CMReeder

Oct-22-13 10:17 AM

It is not up to me to do that. Anyways those buying into it and commenting on it are no better in this regard.

I found Erik's comment to be questionable but decided not to say anything about it.

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SteelerFan

Oct-22-13 11:22 AM

Erik's comment was accurate and the truth and needed no further comment.

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CMReeder

Oct-22-13 12:35 PM

What people?

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cheyenne

Oct-22-13 1:16 PM

Forget it Capricorn. A liberal is not going to chastise a fellow liberal. It was not included in their programming.

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CMReeder

Oct-22-13 1:43 PM

Like you are going to chastise a fellow conservative.

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TatsPap

Oct-22-13 2:04 PM

Please look up teabagger.

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cheyenne

Oct-22-13 3:35 PM

Hmmm... Why is it Chuck, that we hear so much about Republican in-fighting, but very rarely hear about Democrat in-fighting? Apparently, independent thinking is a foreign concept among leftists.

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Garben78

Oct-22-13 7:15 PM

Funny what is garbage spewing from reeders lips is well still garbage

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CMReeder

Oct-23-13 12:43 AM

You are such an expert on garbage.

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CMReeder

Oct-23-13 12:44 AM

Well Cheyenne you don't pay any attention to what democrats do, you only talk about republicans.

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 8:31 AM

Chuck, you rightly chastise many in the past for making stupid comments and bringing politics into letters where it doesn't belong; such as the case with Shaman and his comment." - Capricorn1

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...As if I wouldn't have been attacked for using the term "white-noise"...by folks who've just-recently learned to wear shoes, full-time.

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 8:37 AM

"Please look up teabagger." - TatsPap

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A good-start would be FAUX Noise...

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See:

Fox News: "The Time Has Come to Teabag the Democrats"

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BornHere

Oct-23-13 10:05 AM

After a year of screaming and yelling when anyone calls the Tea Party protesters "teabaggers" apparently some conservatives decided to embrace the label.

The term "teabaggers" was initially used to refer to Tea Partiers after conservatives used tea bag as a verb, some members adopted the term as a verb and a few others referred to themselves as "teabaggers". WIKIPEDIA

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Scott36

Oct-23-13 12:23 PM

"News media and progressive commentators outside the movement began to use the term mockingly and derisively, alluding to the sexual connotation of the term when referring to Tea Party protesters-tin foil2

You of all people should embrace, adore, & give a standing ovation to this type of talk. It(from what I have seen of the monikers you choose) is on the level of maturity you seem to thrive on. Another way of putting it, Pot meet Kettle.-LOL

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Scott36

Oct-24-13 8:13 AM

Ya keep your pot in a kettle? Does that lead to confusion when ya try to cook while stoned?-tinfoil

Huh? You are losing it. BTW, Getting "stoned" is not my cup of tea. It would create an excuse for me though. You however seem to live in a natural state of "stoned" like thoughts. Again, you are making me laugh!!

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