Letter to the Editor

You didn't pay for it so give it back

Monday, May 27, 2013

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to whoever decided that they were entitled to my gazing ball and stand.

I have wanted a gazing ball for many years, but was unable to find the particular color I wanted.

A few weeks ago, while shopping, I was so surprised to look up and see a gazing ball in the exact color I had been searching for, for so long.

Being that the gazing ball was all glass, I was very careful to pick what I thought to be the sturdiest stand to place it on.

Of course, it was the most expensive one in the store. Having just landscaped my yard last year, there is not much color in my gardens yet.

I thought the addition of the gazing ball would add some color to the landscaping and brighten things up a little.

Due to the inclement weather, I didn't set the gazing ball out right away. Mother's Day proved to be a beautiful day, so I got out and worked in my yard and sat the gazing ball in what I thought to be the perfect spot.

I guess it was only the perfect spot to have it stolen!

Just a few hours after setting it out in my yard, my gazing ball and stand that I have looked for for so many years, was gone.

It was taken by someone who didn't work to pay for it.

Maybe it was taken by someone who couldn't afford to buy their mother a Mother's Day gift.

For whatever reason, it is wrong.

I have never stolen anything from anyone. If there's something I want and I can't afford it, then I do without or save my money to buy it later.

While shopping for the gazing ball, I noticed a few other items I had planned on purchasing later for my garden, because I couldn't afford everything all at once.

However, after this incident, I am afraid to put anything else in my garden for fear of it being stolen, too.

I cannot afford to furnish someone else's garden with decorations.

I work hard to afford it for myself.

For any mother who may have received an iridescent pink gazing ball with a black wrought iron stand for Mother's Day, you may ask to see the receipt of purchase.

Whoever did this at the corner of Depot and Logan streets: You know who you are.

I would be more than happy if you would just return my gazing ball with the stand to my yard.

I'm sure you can return it just as inconspicuously as you took it.

Lisa Loveless,