Don’t bother to look if you don’t like my decorations
To the Sound Offer who figures it is too early for Halloween decoration and the timing of Christmas decorations, I have this to say. We spend many hours planning, making and decorating our displays. We laugh, giggle and bond. And we want to share our work — and when someone drives or walk by and smiles, it is a wonderful feeling. Remembrance Day is also one day, but I remember and am thankful for what others have given so I can enjoy my freedom EVERY day of the year. Decorations in my yard do not stop me from attending the service or remembering. I wish everyone could enjoy our work, but if you don’t, keep driving. After all, I am free (thank you, veterans) to own my property and am free to do what I want on it.
Fantastic Halloween display
Kudos to the owners of the property at 1110 18th St. North (between the Corral Centre and Braecrest Drive on the west side of 18th) for the outstanding Halloween display they have in their front yard. Surely it is the best in Brandon, as it would take quite an effort to top this one! How nice it is to see people in the community being so creative and putting in so much work to bring joy and happiness to others — especially children! You must drive by, day or night! And this is not just for kids. Adults, too, will enjoy this! Aren’t we all really kids at heart anyway?
City must learn to budget as the city grows
I feel sorry for everyone in this city that has their son or daughter in a French immersion program in this city. Ninety per cent of the time, it’s the parents complaining about shipping them somewhere else when these children and teachers are trying to build on one of our country’s heritages, the French language. I do wish we had strictly a French immersion school built in the middle of the city so we could stop hearing all the complaints about our children trying to learn a language and taking up spots in their school. If you want to blame someone, go after the City of Brandon — they’re the people who keep making this city bigger (for the better) but have not found the budget to build a new school.
One down … one to go
Hooray! The Jersey barricades are going … from 10th Street, that is! That is a start … but it is a great start! Hopefully they consider Ninth Street later, but for now it will be nice to have two-way traffic restored on 10th Street.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 24, 2013