I would like to respond to Jim Arber’s commentary on the Peavine signs. What kind of pompous __ believes that he knows more than all the residents of Cumberland County?
With the depressed economy, the low average income level of this county (except for the Glade), Mr. Arber has decided to try and squelch any little bit of entrepreneurship and income that may appear here.
I assume that Mr. Arber, like me and most other Glade residents, moved here from somewhere else to escape who knows what. But here he, and I, found an idyllic place to live.
Now he feels duty bound to restructure it to match the place he disliked enough to leave. In the eight years I have happily lived here I have grown tired of listening to people complain that things aren’t done here the way they were back in __ (fill in the blank).
That’s right, they aren’t. And that’s why we moved here.
I have lived in six states and five foreign countries and have never ran across so many complainers who are all where they are by choice! If you don’t like it here, go back home! And if anyone decides not to move here because of signs on Peavine, well, we already have enough pomposity here so that’s okay.
Charlie Bunnell, Fairfield Glade
Your article in Tuesdays Vista re: signage was great and “right on.”
My wife and I retired and relocated to the Glade three years ago. We have three sets of life long friends that have retired in the past nine months.
We, in hopes of getting them interested in Fairfield and moving close by, invited them down for a long weekend so we could do a sales job.
All loved Fairfield Glade and the City of Crossville but were so disenchanted with the Peavine Road drive ( a drive through Sanford & Son’s back yard) that they would not even consider the area. One relocated to Hilton Head, one to Asheville (NC) and the other to Franklin (KY).
Peavine Road is a considerable negative to the beautiful area we live in and we are hopeful that bringing this eye sore to people’s attention will accelerate the beautification process.
Please consider a follow up article which includes the responses you have received to this article.
John Byers, Fairfield Glade