The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

She's 89...

Most people will eventually hit that time in their lives when they just want to sit back and enjoy a little peace. In Blue Ash, Ohio Edna Jester was that person. At 89 years old, she just wanted to sit outside and relax. The punk kids down the road wanted to disturb her peace by failing to mind some 'you're old enough to know better' rules of politeness.

After asking again and again, and complaining over and over, Ms Jester grew tired of the children trampling through her yard as they tossed around footballs. So, when one landed in her yard recently- she'd finally had all she could take and took the football.

Police say there had been an ongoing dispute over the errant football and a child's parent called to report that Jester kept the ball after it landed in her yard again.

“I'm 89 years old and I want a little piece of mind,” Jester said. “This is my life here in this chair, looking out that door, and all I see is playing the ball down and all over and all over. If it doesn't come in my yard, OK, but if it comes in my yard, I'm going to get it. No trespassing.”

I'm taking her side of it, because I have annoying little kids in my neighborhood who clearly don't care where the property lines end. Personally, I think she should have picked it up, tossed it in the trash and told the police that because it was trash in her yard, she cleaned it up.

Regardless, I don't think you arrest an 89 year old woman because she wants to teach children what their parents are too lazy to.