Sainted to all the bike riders on our hiking trails who give us an “on your left” call out, and thanks for teaching your children the same courtesy.
Some of us seniors don’t have the good hearing that allows us to hear bikers coming from behind.
You will always get a “Thanks” and a smile from me.
Marge Peterson, Rosemount
Sainted, Sainted and Tainted
Sainted: St. Paul Eye Clinic and Dr. James George for filling out and faxing a B65 Vision Report for the MN/DVS. I did not have an appointment that day, but the receptionists graciously helped me by presenting the form to my busy eye doctor and then seeing that the signed form was faxed on to the state. They also gave me a copy of the document.
Sainted: Midwest Surgery for removing my cataracts and implanting corrective lenses. I love my new eyes!
Tainted: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services for numerous errors. First, I did not receive this vision report form. It was either not sent to me or it was lost in the mail. My address hasn’t changed in nine years. Why there is a need for the form is dubious. On Aug. 28, I received a form letter stating that a form of an unspecified nature had not been returned. I had to go downtown to the DMV on the following Monday to find out what the exact paper required and begin the process of filling it out. Secondly, I trust the eye clinic staff. If they said they faxed it, they faxed it. Third, I may trust my doctor, but I do not trust the state. I called the DMV’s automated telephone number on Sept. 15 and discovered that my driving privileges have been canceled. Fourth, when does the DMV plan on notifying me — before or after I leave on a 3,000+ mile trip to Canada next week?
As a licensed driver for 44 years, I have had only two accidents and no moving violations whatsoever. My double-amputee ex-husband depends on me to do his errands for him, which entails grocery shopping, hardware store expeditions, pharmacy, post office, etc.
In my humble opinion, the state needs to rectify its errors in a timely fashion. Perhaps it would send required forms via certified mail instead of regular post. I do not want to pay to reinstate my drivers license and if I have to take a driving test it’s impossible to visit my sister in British Columbia before next spring!
Denise Bricher, Maplewood
At the Simley vs. Hill Murray football game on Sept. 10, I was disgusted to see HIll Murray fans throwing things, booing and yelling obscenities at the Simley Marching Band during halftime.
Apparently a private school education does not include kindness, respect, and sportsmanship.
Simley Marching Band professionally and expertly continued their show despite the horrible behavior of the visiting fans.
Gross, Hill Murray. You can do better.
Mandy Hackerson, Inver Grove Heights
The writer is affiliated with IGH Band Boosters
I’d like to “Saint” someone at the Great Minnesota Get Back Together, Saturday, Sept. 4.
Somehow I left my wallet behind, I think in front of the Fine Arts Building. When I got home and couldn’t find it, I went through all the cards and canceled them and ordered replacements. I emailed the lost-and-found, too.
Thursday I got an email from the fair’s lost-and-found department. My wallet was in their possession, I picked it up on Friday expecting the shell of a wallet. Everything was there!
To the kind soul who found it and found the lost and found, THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I hope you see this and know how wonderful you are.
Dick Mushel, Eagan