Under the category of “sees a need… does something about it”, Suzy Rupert (Lot 68) is at the top of the list.
Earlier this year she, like many of us, saw all the larger rocks that line many of the roadway intersections around our park. It was obvious that many of these rocks had, at one point, been painted white. And the reason they’d been painted white in the past is safety. Aging eyes, Oregon fog, and long winter darkness combine to make negotiating the curves and turns of our roads a bit challenging at times… especially at night.
But time had taken a toll and the white safety rocks had mostly faded back to nature. Keeping park rocks bright and white is certainly not an easy task and it was a task that just hadn’t bubbled to the top of anyone’s priority list. So it didn’t get done.
Enter Suzy. For much of this summer, she could be seen with her golf-cart “paintmobile” at various spots around the park, intently cleaning, brushing, and painting those long forgotten safety rocks back to brilliant life. When headlights illuminate the corner ahead, negotiating the turn is now much easier and safer.
So a huge Thank You to Suzy for seeing this need… and doing something about it.