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Gnotta: Sun Citians complain? Are You kidding?

Posted 1/8/21

Referring to the letter (“Concentrate on Sun City problems,” Sun City Independent, Dec. 23, 2020) complaining about the “irritating overhead noise of aircraft from Luke, the constant sound of horns and whistles from trains, the dangerous coyotes, etc., etc., etc.,” may I point out that the aircraft from Luke Air Force Base, the railroad trains and all those coyotes were here long before you.

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Gnotta: Sun Citians complain? Are You kidding?

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Referring to the letter (“Concentrate on Sun City problems,” Sun City Independent, Dec. 23, 2020) complaining about the “irritating overhead noise of aircraft from Luke, the constant sound of horns and whistles from trains, the dangerous coyotes, etc., etc., etc.,” may I point out that the aircraft from Luke Air Force Base, the railroad trains and all those coyotes were here long before you.

I moved to Sun City 35 years ago and all of those “problems” existed even before I got here — and I very much enjoy the presence of them all.

I enjoy the sound of the Luke Air Force Base aircraft because as they fly over my home, I know they are protecting my family and me, plus the whole of the United States. I love the sound of the railroad trains because they transport food, clothing, medications, toys for children and all kinds of wonderful things we need — and sometimes think we need.

Trains also remind me of when I was a child traveling from California to Kansas to visit with my grandparents. It was a wonderful and exciting experience, watching the scenery change from hour to hour, day to day, which I treasure to this day. I enjoy watching “the dangerous coyotes” ramble through the Sun City streets and golf courses because if you don’t challenge them, they are interesting to watch — and don’t forget that we are encroaching on them, not them on us. They play an important ecological role helping to maintain healthy ecosystems and species diversity. Last, but not least, coyotes also provided a name for our Arizona hockey team.

As for “the onslaught of winter visitors,” they, too, are appreciated because they support local businesses, provide employment to those who need them, pay taxes supporting the state of Arizona, plus the counties and cities of our state. They buy homes in Sun City and pay rec center dues to help maintain Sun City as one of the best retirement communities in the country.

Complain about Sun City? Are you kidding? Not me!

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