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Little more grateful

To the Editor:

Re: “Snow did it” (It’s Your Write, Jan. 14).

I am a 25-year veteran of a local government agency in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, with a matching number of years in snow removal. I can assure you that it is more than possible for the weight of snow and ice to knock down your mailbox, even if you had four-by-fours on each side.

Instead of complaining or being angry that this occurred, how about being thankful that your road was cleared of snow and ice so that when you drove off in your car, you did not end up in a ditch or up a tree. Had this occurred, you really would have been able to say, “Snow did it.”

I think it is time that we are a little more grateful and appreciative of the men and women who are out in all kinds of weather conditions and all hours of the day and night to ensure that all of our lives run safely and routinely.

Gerry Adams

Crystal Lake

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