Christmas decorations

Dear Editor:I have lived in Downey for 59 years (my entire life) and I am saddened to see that there is not one Christmas decoration on the streets of Downey. For as long as I can remember there have been decorations hanging from the lights down Firestone Boulevard. The storefronts don't even have Christmas scenes on the windows. What has happened to this country? I watch the news and all I hear is that there is a war on Christmas. What the heck, this is supposed to be a wonderful and happy time of year and a great way to teach our children to be giving and loving. Why are we giving in to all of this politically correct junk? It is time that we all stand up for what we think is right and not what might offend a small majority of others. If they don't want to celebrate, they don't have to, but why ruin it for everyone else? No one thought Merry Christmas was a bad thing to say when I was growing up and now it is supposed to be "Happy Holidays." Well, here's to all of us that like the old traditions: Merry Christmas to all and a wonderful new year. Linda Morrison Downey

********** Published: December 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 35