A tradition endured
EDITOR: As a a proud half-Norwegian, I enjoyed your article about the Norwegian lutefisk tradition (“Norwegians celebrate their lutefisk heritage,” Jan. 12). Though I must say that having endured many a Christmas Eve with the “aromatic” lutefisk wafting through the kitchen, it was not one of the traditions I chose to continue. Quoting the beloved pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Jim Kintzi (who passed away in August 1989): “Lutefisk is the piece of cod that passeth all understanding.”
EDITOR: It's been suggested that all toy guns be painted yellow to differentiate them from real guns. How long will it take for some wanna-be shoot-em-up to paint his real AK-47 the same color and head for the nearest school? Then where will we be?
Far better that we ban all toys that look like guns, sending the clear message that we don't want our children, or others, to pretend to shoot people.
Still in the narrows
EDITOR: The Highway 101 construction between Novato and Petaluma is not adding a car-pool lane. It will still be two lanes. The construction is for safety. The construction is adding frontage roads and a new overpass south of the Petaluma River. We can expect the term “Novato Narrows” to be in our vocabulary for a long time.
Politics is wonderful, eh? Millions spent on freeway construction that solves the wrong problem.
EDITOR: I'm writing in response to the Jan. 13 article “Dealing with drought.” I suspect the main point is that large tank sales have gone up in the past few months due to lack of rain. From the article it seems this is due primarily to people “hoarding water” or growing marijuana.
I would like to pose a couple of other reasons sales are up.