...........ok, so your humble poster and Mrs. Strike just returned to Nashville last nite after visiting my elderly and ailing mother in West Palm Beach. I shared with the board a few weeks ago the exultation Mrs. Strike and I had over the birth of my first grandchild. And now I must have equal compassion for the health of my octogenarian mother.
Anyway......after spending some time with family in Ft. Lauderdale, decided to take a short drive to Parkland, also in Broward Cty, site of the 2/14 massacre at the HS that took 17 lives.
By now, most if not all of you folks have seen the still pics/video of the memorial that has developed along a good deal of the fencing surrounding the parking lot at the school. Most of the flowers, teddy bears, and other tributes have withered through the exposure to the elements over the past six weeks.
But what REALLY struck me after driving around a few streets near the school, is that seemingly EVERYONE resides in a gated community, with views from the street obscured by thick shrubs and other foliage.
So it was clear to THIS poster that, prior to the massacre, what was advertised as a strong
feature of living in Parkland was a sense of “exclusivity,” and “safety,” and I don’t have to tell you guys what demographics are implicated if THAT is what you are selling to prospective homeowners.
There are more thoughts, but I’d like to hear from other peeps with some familiarity of this