In regard to "Did you hear the one about Turlock?" (March 6, Letters): I have lived in and around Turlock for more than 60 years and am highly insulted by the writer's description of our farming community.
The tractor dealership you describe not only sells to dairies, but also to almond, peach, apricot, chicken and wine farmers.
Go to your grocery store and look around, where do you think it all comes from? You know what they say: If you can't stand the heat in the kitchen, leave.
OK, now I feel better.
Nothing wrong with Turlock
Turlock is a perfect town. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to get wherever one needs to get, thus using less gas.
People from surrounding towns, including Modesto, come to Turlock to shop because of the variety of shops. We have exclusive restaurants with excellent food and service.
Our university is one of the finest in California.
The parks, churches and arts are all available to residents.
Turlock's businesses are the most generous in Central
California in supporting the homeless and helpless, and nonprofit agencies, such as The Salvation Army and Samaritan House, which feed the public free of charge via the generosity of the Turlock people.
Turlock residents are happy, kind, thoughtful people who smile at one another. The solution to clean air in Turlock would be for the writer to move out of Turlock.
Once he is gone, the air will be cleaner.
Get off your high horse
Did you hear the one about the Bay Area or Los Angeles-area transplant commuters who have moved to Turlock so that they
could afford a nice home but constantly complain about everything?
The letter writer needs to get off his condescending high horse or ride his condescending high horse back to where he came from and take his disparaging remarks about Turlock with him.