Editorial: ThumbsPublished 6:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2013
It’s remarkable how following storms that people in the Albert Lea area will help their neighbors with cleaning up. They were out Thursday after a foot of snow fell to help cut up fallen trees and to shelter people without power and to clear snow and to do whatever needed to be done. And just when we thought the rare May snowstorm was gone, more snow fell Friday, causing its own problems.
The snowstorms are a reminder how fortunate we are to live in a community as blessed and friendly as Albert Lea. People residing in suburban America don’t know what they are missing. A true sense of community is what makes living in a place like Albert Lea great.
The ground is white. The road is gray. Cars blend into their background because visibility is limited. And there are big white flakes falling, obscuring the vision of drivers some more. Even though it is daytime, drivers should turn their headlights on during a snowstorm. State law mandates turning on headlights during rain, snow, hail, sleet or fog. So why don’t they do it? More drivers should be given citations for this violation, because they are just asking for a crash.
On Thursday and Friday, it became easy to spot which people think of others and which ones think only of themselves. These drivers without headlights figure they can see fair enough in the daylight, so they don’t need lights. Drivers who do turn on headlights are concerned with people being able to see them. They think about safety first.
Kudos to the queens of community theater comedy. The show stars Nancy Lahs, Mary Wayne, Sue Wiersma and Kristi White. You have brought much laughter and good tunes to Albert Leans with your musical comedy. People who missed the show sure missed a good one.
We probably should give some credit to the men in the show, too. David Dahlquist directed the show, and Lynn Berven played the minister. Good work, fellas.
Word is that this show has been a hot ticket in town, and that is because of the hard work of Albert Lea Community Theatre. It is great that our city has an appreciation for the stage.