Northwest NEWS

February 18, 2002


Dearest Mr. Truck:

I have noticed you have been parked in our neighborhood along Paradise Lake Road for quite a few months now. Your white paint is turning from green to black since no one is washing you. Your pick-up bed is gathering debris.
   I know it may be hard to admit, but times have changed. You were once a brand new shining white polished pick-up truck sitting at the Dodge dealership where your first owner saw you. It may be time to consider retiring, so that your remaining good parts can go to some other trucks in your very same situation.
   Let me know if you need assistance in relocating. I apologize in advance for bringing up these sensitive issues, I just want to let you know that there are four other abandoned vehicles along Paradise Lake Road in your very same situation.
   Regretfully, Rick Smargiassi (via e-mail)