Vandal’s angst is unjustified
My name is Gary Moore and I live in California. I was recently in your beautiful city celebrating the 95th birthday of my aunt, who has been a resident of Oregon for more than 30 years. She and I and several family and friends attended a celebration dinner at a local eatery.
When I returned to my car, I noticed a deep key scratch in the rear door. I don’t know who did it, but I have heard from different sources that Californians are not really welcome in Oregon.
When I come to Oregon to visit my aunt, I do not come with any intent to move there or deprive any residents of their property rights. I generally spend several hundred dollars on the local economy and when my visit is done, I go home.
As a young man in the work force in California, I worked alongside many folks from Oregon. At that time, the job market in California was better than it was in Oregon. In all that time, I never once felt the need to vandalize any vehicle, just because it had out-of-state plates.
That being said, when I return in the fall to visit my aunt, please tell your readers to leave my car alone. Have the courage to tell me to my face, if you have a problem with Californians.