Story of neighbors living on a small street | Letters | Oct. 8
October 8, 2010 · 10:45 AM
The not-so-big house on the tiny cul-de-sac didn’t sell right away this past spring. Two people asked about their business – housing six elderly people. They wanted to rent, and the owner wrote up a lease. The other four houses on the cul-de-sac weren’t told right away. It was a secret for now.
When the four neighbors (mostly senior citizens themselves) learned what was happening they felt sad and unhappy and concerned about what was coming to their cul-de-sac. They were all college-educated, peaceful people who wanted to enjoy their senior years in their very small and safe neighborhood.
Bad things began to happen. A little girl was almost hit by a car from the renters’ busy business. There were many big cars and trucks coming and going on the tiny street in the beginning. Then, 20 families received a very long, threatening letter from the renters’ lawyer.
The letter said that the families were guilty of discriminating against seniors, harassing people and potential vandalism. The letter said that video cameras were going to be installed all around the not-so-big house. The other four houses and the senior citizens who own and live in them are worried.
What will happen to them now, with their safety and their protective covenants taken away from them?
Senior Citizen on the Small Street