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Letter to the editor

Concerned citizen cautions pedestrians

September 23, 2011

I am 71 years old, which makes me an old geezer. Old geezers are 70 years and older. Old fogies are aged 65 to 70. It is important that you know this.

Even in my geezer-hood I have spotted a dangerous situation. Only about half of you bother to look up when crossing Cascade. The other half are talking on their blueberries or listening to music on their pea pods.

The white lines you walk between will not prevent you from being run over; you may believe every driver will stop. Have you ever considered that maybe some drivers are drunk or high on drugs? Also, sometimes us old fogies and geezers panic and step on the gas instead of the brake.

If you want to live to be an old fogie or geezer, please pay attention while crossing streets.

Marvin L. Nelson
River Falls, Wis.