Letters to the Editor

What's that racket out there?

On a recent Saturday I was grumping around, listening to loud music and cleaning house. In the midst of cleaning I heard a loud rickety noise followed by kids yelling, etc. Someone was on our street making that racket! I went back to cleaning and grousing but didn’t stop to see what it was.

My husband got home about a half-hour later with groceries and he was smiling. I turned down my music and asked him about the noise. Then I heard the noise again. He smiled and said “Its kids playing outside” Of course, kids playing! Between the weather and COVID-19, there has not been much fun-having in our neighborhood. We both went to the door and watched them.

They were having so much fun! Laughing and squealing and playing! Kev and I watched them about 15 more minutes then I got back to cleaning. Ugh! But I didn’t turn my music back on. Instead, I listened to the “noise” and I got done surprisingly fast. I was putting away towels in the bathroom and passed the mirror I was smiling!

I want to thank the kids for the loud and fun Saturday they shared with any of us that heard and really listened! I look forward to hearing and really listening to the next great day!

Our hearts go out to those that have lost family and/or friends during this difficult time.

April Neuendorf

Hiawatha

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