WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE “LAND OF MILK AND HONEY” – NOW GO HOME
HEADED BACK – WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY”
~ NOW GO HOME ~
Less than eight weeks ago, we reported of a new high-crime area in San Mateo County that is beyond the scope and control of the local, elected Sheriff Greg Monks. Sheriff Monks is the replacement for Donald Horsley, who was subsequently voted into office as one of five County-wide Supervisors.
Sometimes we have to take one step backward before taking two steps forward.
This county, bordering Santa Clara County (county seat of San Jose) and San Francisco County, is home for more than a million citizens and thousands upon thousands of undocumented human beings. As a result, the employment and housing situations have been poor for years.
My dog and I recently took up residence in Redwood City, which is the County Seat of San Mateo County, California.
During the last 50 or so days, we have been robbed, swindled, burglarized, scammed, discrimated against, food poisoned, threatened more than twice, and otherwise abused.
Although relief has been sought from the authorities (law enforcement, fire prevention district, landlord, insurance companies, barkeeps, restaurant owners, “roach coaches”, and elected officials, there have been no remedies or solutions implemented by those in management positions.
Last week, we decided to move out.
Move out of our new home.
Move out of this city.
Move out of the county that we have lived in since 1986.
Move out of the state that we have lived in since 1980.
Yep, we transferred from the Midwest on May 1, 1980. Yep, May Day ’80. My newly wed bride went along for the ride until 2006 or so. We still boast about our beautiful, street-smart, and smart daughter born as a “native San Franciscan.”
Teddy and I decided this week after over two months of contemplation to move back to where six years, six of the best years – wonder years – of my life, to my college town in the Big Ten (or is it the Big Thirteen or Big Fourteen now).
[ to be continued ]
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