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Sound Off for January 28: Don’t cover our seawall

A family walks Thursday, June 22, 2017, on the boardwalk near Hewes Avenue in Gulfport where the beach has eroded to the seawall. A project to replenish the beach in Harrison County will start in October.
A family walks Thursday, June 22, 2017, on the boardwalk near Hewes Avenue in Gulfport where the beach has eroded to the seawall. A project to replenish the beach in Harrison County will start in October. Sun Herald file

How good are you?

It is easy to brag about how great you, your town, your state or your country is. What is difficult is to be good and have the world describe you with the following attributes: virtuous, righteous, upright, upstanding, moral, ethical, high-minded, principled; exemplary, law-abiding, irreproachable, blameless, guiltless, unimpeachable, honorable, scrupulous, reputable, decent, respectable, noble, trustworthy; meritorious, praiseworthy, admirable, kind, kindhearted, good-hearted, thoughtful, generous, charitable, magnanimous, gracious; altruistic, unselfish, selfless.

I’ll take it

I will be happy to clean up all the $1,000 crumbs anyone doesn't want. Give me call; I will be right over.

Don’t cover up history

Whoever came up with the idea of covering up our seawall should rethink that idea. Katrina destroyed enough of our heritage as it is. Man need not do the rest. Our seawall, although only a few steps at some parts, is historic as well as aesthetic. Don’t bury it with plastic boardwalks or by any other means. Enjoy its beauty and time-tested resilience.

Retirees are here

May I explain to the Sound Off “Please Explain”: We are here, just low key. Hundreds of out of state families have retired on the attractive Mississippi Gulf Cost over the past 50 years. Many started coming in 1968 when the Seabee Center in Gulfport was recommissioned. I arrived in 1970 and retired from the Navy in 1976. Along with many military families from Keesler, the Coast Guard and the Army personnel at Camp Shelby we found our utopia on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There are many other responsible folks who have visited while passing through on I-10 from Florida who have returned with their U-Haul. The six southern counties are the largest cosmopolitan retirement area in Mississippi. It is our well-kept secret. Lets try to maintain it. Note: I am from Central Pennsylvania and hate to shovel snow.

Dangerous turns

Traffic going south on Cedar Lake Road south of I-10 should not be allowed to turn left into Waffle House and Clark's Shell station. All traffic wishing to turn left should have to turn left at the intersection of Cedar Lake and Elizabeth. It's an extremely congested and dangerous area.

Slower speed needed

Gulfport should seriously consider pedestrian flashing lights with a drop in the speed limit to a maximum 15 mph from the railroad tracks south to 14th Street on 25th Avenue. This area easily gets traffic in the 50 mph range. Very dangerous to cross or parallel park.

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