This is in response to Deb Eckberg’s Viewpoint article on fighting to get your kids to wear bike helmets. Bike helmets are not just for kids! I was raised in the 60’s and 70’s in rural Minnesota and rode my bike EVERYWHERE.
I fell off my bike a few times ending up rolling in the road ditch.
Somehow I never injured my head... that I remember!
As the lead story of your June 18 issue annouces, “The City of Roseville is inviting residents to check out local neighborhood parks for some playtime and themed activities this summer.”
Terrific. Let’s make the primary themed activity: NO SMOKING. As a former employe of the American Cancer Society, I invite them and you to check out the websites of ACS, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Minnesota Commissioner of Health and the Minnesota Medical Association, among others, and realize that smoke is a killer and we must smoke out smokers from our parks and other rec facilities to protect our children, ourselves, and visitors.
Your article, “The family that eats together” is one that I am sure is well meant, and in fact a good practice. However, as good a practice as that may be, it will not replace from which it was taken, “The family that prays together, stays together.”
If our governor read the warnings from his commissioner of public health about the dangers from smoking and second-hand smoke to us citizens, the tax on cigarettes not only would be raised significantly more but smoking be would banned as a threat to public health.