A little less than a year ago, I visited Middlesex County's "Johnson Park." I was appalled and disgusted by my experience. I recalled the visit in a letter to the editor of the Home News Tribune. It garnered enough attention to receive a reply via a front page article of the News' "Community Living" section. In the article, it was implied that I was uneducated and that I had no clue what I was talking about. I've sat on that for a year. I, of course, wanted to reply, but who am I to take on Middlesex County? So against my hard-headed "Italian/German" nature, I let it go.
Today, I decided to revisit the park; a follow-up visit if you will.
It was clean. Maintained. There was signage hung where it hasn't been before. The areas where the animals are kept were beautifully landscaped, and you can really tell that they are making more of a concentrated effort to keep it neat and presentable.
Not to sound overly confident, or full of myself, but I think I won. My article did just what I wanted it to do, it got people talking, it got the park noticed, and where I could have done without the multiple insults to my intelligence, I'm glad my point and message got across.
Kudos to you Middlesex County for making an effort. I thank you, my children thank you, and most importantly the animals that you display thank you.