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Letters to the editor from Dec. 6

Published: Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 3:24 p.m.

Appreciates good deed

EDITOR: Last week, unbeknownst to me, my iPod fell off my motorcycle. I did not discover it missing until later in the day. Checking my garage and elsewhere, and it was nowhere to be found.

I felt that it was gone for good. I made a lost property report with Petaluma Police Department in case it turned up somewhere. Two days later I get a call from PPD saying that someone found an iPod. I gave them all the identifying info and they spent time matching it with the finder’s information.

It was a match. I then got a call from Michael’s Harley Davidson inquiring if I lost an iPod. They hooked me up with the person who found it.

I contacted the finder, Heather Mackin of Petaluma, and we made arrangements for me to recover the iPod. Heather went to a lot of effort trying to get this back to me. She saw it fall off my bike as I was riding, recovered it, and then tried to find out where I went (to no avail). She contacted PPD and even Michael’s Harley Davidson on the chance they had my info.

If I had to replace the music, no big deal. But, there were some photos that I could not replace. Heather recovered the iPod for me and really gave me a shot of goodwill when I needed it. You have a good heart, Heather, and I thank you very much.

Also thanks to the dispatchers at PPD who worked with Heather and the good folks at Michael’s who were also able to provide assistance. By the way, the people at Apple said that it is an extremely rare occasion when something like this happens.

Anthony Morgan, Petaluma

Cut the cord

EDITOR: I went to a concert at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma last Thursday night. I was amazed at the rudeness displayed by some members of the audience.

Come on people, is it really necessary to turn on your smartphone every few minutes to check for messages? The glare was disturbing and distracting. If you found it necessary to check the phone, why not go to the lobby so as not to disturb people around you?

You would think that people doing this were young adults. No, these were my fellow gray hairs. Is two hours too long to go without worrying about messages? Cut the umbilical cord and show some respect for others.

Edna O’Brien, Petaluma

Meaning of Christmas

EDITOR: May the spirit of love and understanding go deep into our hearts and minds: The true meaning of Christmas, the simple and much-appreciated gift of time and love to our family and friends.

Let us remember the true reason for the season, to honor the birth of Christ.

Merry Christmas and wishing you a Christmas filled with the peace that only God can bring.

Theresa Brazil, Petaluma

Older Drivers

EDITOR: This is in regard to the letter to the editor “Older Drivers” published in the Press Democrat and others like it.

While it is true there are some older drivers that should not drive, there are many more who drive better then people half their age. If you pick on them, then how about those under 21 and DUI drivers who cause just as many accidents?

The Department of Motor Vehicles is not qualified to know the health or mental aptitude of these people and judge if they are able to drive.

It takes a doctor to check the older drivers’ driving ability, and the ability of DUI drivers and those under 21 should be checked as well.

Ernest Feil, Petaluma

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