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July 9, 2014

Small munitions ‘war’ in Southridge

TAHLEQUAH — Editor, Daily Press:

There was a war in the Southridge area of Tahlequah over the weekend.

On the Fourth of July, there were small skirmishes in the subsection of the neighborhood called the Meadows, with munitions suitable for small guys and gals. I flew an American flag in the hope that the combatants would see me as a friend. It worked.

But on the fifth of July, a bellicose Super Power entered the fray, the subsection called the Lakes. Using shock-and-awe tactics, they bombarded the Meadows for several hours, causing much auditory damage.

The thunder was louder than the rockets being fired in the war movie we were watching. Near the end, the Lakes ordnance found my range and exploded a shell that lit up my backyard like a nuclear attack. For several hours afterward, the smoke of war drifted over our humble Meadows dwellings.

Please tell the Wrights, who developed South Ridge, which is described in its brochures as “tranquil,” that the Meadows concedes defeat.

Robert McQuitty


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