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« Reply #160 on: February 23, 2011 09:11:08 AM »

All excellent ideas!  I'll have to try sachet making, and the bouquets for neighbors is so nice!  I'd love to come home to find flowers waiting for me.

I love your idea of cleaning up the town sign.  It'll bring about community pride in more ways that you know, I think.  Good job, Always!
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« Reply #161 on: February 23, 2011 09:20:44 AM »

My hubby thinks our taxes should pay for the clean up, but you know, sometimes you have to forget politics, blaming people, etc. and just get off your ass and do it yourself! Cheesy

BTW--My family lived in Kansas at a military base while my dad was deployed to Viet Nam...I remember so many people who went out of their way to help my mom in so many ways...the kindness of strangers never ceases to bring tears to my eyes...
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« Reply #162 on: February 23, 2011 11:38:32 AM »

You are so rigth, both of you. I think we to often forget that the common areas - like the flower bed around the town sign - belongs to all of us. That the community is us. Sorry, I don't explain it very well.
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« Reply #163 on: February 23, 2011 01:11:13 PM »

Pictures! We want pictures!
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« Reply #164 on: February 23, 2011 02:34:26 PM »

boo hiss--I called up the township and they mentioned something about liability laws!  Since they have not paid attention to this sign for years, what are they going to do, arrest me?

I might have to go with beg for forgiveness instead of ask for permission...I am leaving now to go check out the sign and what has to be done...even if it is covered in snow, I can see the stupid bushes...
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« Reply #165 on: February 24, 2011 12:26:21 AM »

There are a growing number of "guerrilla gardeners" who are cleaning up and beautifying otherwise neglected areas (there are even websites dedicated to tips on how to do it cheaply and effectively). I think it is a fabulous idea and look forward to hearing how it goes for you!
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« Reply #166 on: February 24, 2011 06:25:17 AM »

ha - I laughed when I read your post...I can see it now : Guerilla Garden Granny arrested..."

Seriously, I doubt anyone would even pay attention...I mean, who would report someone cleaning up... Cheesy...
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« Reply #167 on: February 24, 2011 07:52:36 AM »

I love the guerrilla garden idea. And seriously, there are real crimes happening. I can't imagine them getting you in trouble for fixing up a sign. Sometimes its easier to ask forgiveness than permission Tongue
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« Reply #168 on: February 24, 2011 08:08:01 AM »

You know what bugs me?  That people actually get in trouble for planting a few flowers.  I mean, if they planted some vines or something, sure that could be a problem, especially if it's under a sign.  But a few pansies and marigolds, maybe some perennials that don't get to big?  Being arrested or tried would be a waste of time and tax payer money.  So really, I'd be asking for forgiveness too... forget permission.   I wonder if that sign welcoming people to my town get's love too?  I've never really noticed as generally I don't leave often enough to enter and see! LOL
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« Reply #169 on: February 24, 2011 08:28:57 AM »

Our township is small enough that I doubt anybody would cause trouble at all...I only want to trim the bushes, plant some annual flowers and maybe paint the sign...the township does mow the weeds around the sign

I think I am also going to drive around and see if some of my elderly neighbors could use a splash of color...I know each year I plant flowers for my mom (82 years young!)and her neighbor and they love it...just a little something, you know!  It doesn't take a lot these days to add a little bit of brightness---there is so much bad news to counteract!
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