Colorful knitting project is misplaced

To the editor:

Let me see if I’ve got this straight: The knitting of blue, yellow and pink booties and underwear for parking meters and tree trunks is going to give the great city of Cleveland Heights a sense of “community?”

Wouldn't it have been more helpful for the project artists to have knitted sweaters and socks for actual people? Like those who might not be able to afford such things in tough economic times?

Of all the silly, misplaced notions of community “togetherness” this one takes the cake. The project is telling us that trees, in and of themselves, are not perfect or beautiful. That what they need is crocheting--diapers, as it were, for their trunks.

I see those diapers and doilies and, right away, the problems of the Heights schools, home burglaries and decreasing home values fly right out of mind.

You want to knit a real story? Try this one: how careless bookkeeping and a cavalier attitude on the part of Heights High school officials could destroy what started out to be Heights High’s most successful football season in many a moon.

I would think that a Heights High team making the state football playoffs – for the first time ever – just might unify a community a bit more than silly stockings and underwear on parking meters and tree trunks.

Doug Clarke
Cleveland Heights

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 10:25 AM, 10.23.2009