Someone has stolen all the gifts from under the twinkling lights of my Christmas tree. This someone saw the lights of Christmas through the window while I was gone for a couple of hours. The burglar-proof window was smashed. They took other things besides all the presents--a jacket from the closet and a pillow case from the bed to hold the loot. Is this what Christmas means to a person like this?
As a senior citizen, my own presents were clothes. Do they have them altered? This is the second time that burglars have stolen my Christmas presents. What kind of perverse neurotic is it that wants to steal presents from a senior citizen?
A couple of weeks ago, a lady in her 70s was mugged right in front of the house. The mugger got away, but the lady got a bloody head and her arm broken in four places.
We who live in downtown Long Beach want some protection from this relentless assault on our lives. How can Long Beach work so feverishly to reconstruct the downtown area and neglect the fact that living there is extremely perilous?