Your daily Letter to the Columnist — Dec. 17, 2012
Dear Mr. Casey,
It will be a sad day if developers get hold of the top of Mill Mountain. All we have to do is cast our eyes upward to the South Peak/ Slate Hill project and be assaulted with the word “development.”
This “developing” debacle/drama is also cloaked in shortsightedness and suspicion. Too bad our council can’t envision the long-term benefits of keeping the most iconic symbol of the greater Roanoke Valley: Mill Mountain, in its natural, pristine state of being.
Yep, “we think there is something rotten in Denmark!” A plague, perhaps, one that eats land, vegetation, animals and natural habitats, rendering the city soulless, a victim of its own ill-plotted devices.
Bill and Mary Ellen Stokes
P.S. Love your column. My personal all-time fav column was the one about Texas Tavern. My hubbie LOVES that motor oil stuff. NOT ME!!!!!!! Second fav . . . the one about Fralin and Taubman . . . too funny. The reactions were funny! The reactions to the reactions were the funniest! OMG! People just need to lighten up and not sweat the small stuff. Life is too full of what really counts and needs our attention.