Ocotillo Water Tower

Ocotillo Water Tower
Photo by Elise Hird

Friday, February 8, 2008

Reprinted from Jan 12

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Water Tower Update

Ok, Mom talked to JC and he said that the window of opportunity for tearing down the water tower is blocked until March because they can not tear it down during soccer season. Who knew that those thousands of van driving, gazebo toting soccer moms would come in handy for historic preservation? So, the way I figure it is we have at least a month and a half to get 3% of the population of Chandler to donate $10 to save the tower. Everyone should be feeling nice and happy about living in Chandler again now that they've captured the rapist. So, maybe we should try to start the three people thing. Like I'll ask 3 people to donate $10 and ask them to ask 3 people, etc. Except, I'm going to ask everyone who reads this blog to donate and ask 3 people, so it shouldn't take as long, unless of course only 3 people read this blog. This can really grow exponentially. Let's say maybe 9 people read this. If you ask 3 people, we're already at 27, if they each ask 3, we're at 81 and if they all ask 3, we're at 243, then 729. Add those up and in 4 rounds we're already at 1,089 and we only need a total of 10,000 to save the water tower. By the way, the next bump would be to 2,187 and a total of 3,276. We'd be a third of the way there. See how easy this is! Only $10 to save a piece of history so that future generations do not forget that one day, there were farms in Chandler Arizona. Cotton comes from fields that once filled the space where they live and play.

1 comment:

Clint said...

You know, that is twice you have impugned the name of soccer moms in your rants about saving the tower. I think the one thing you can't afford to do, is to actively piss off the very people who use that park EVERY DAY. You live in Phoenix. You don't have to suffer the lead paint that flakes off the tower in heavy winds, and blows across the soccer fields. You have the luxury of sitting across town and reminiscing about what Chandler used to be like. How very quaint. Meanwhile, you aren't paying taxes in this community. You aren't sending your kids to school in this community. You aren't paying a thousand bucks a year to have your daughter professionally coached in the shadow of the water tower. I am. And until you threw down the gloves against soccer moms (and dads), you had my support. You don't want to piss off Santan Legacy Soccer Club. We are 1000 citizens of Chandler with money. None of us will be donating to a cause that actively tries to make us the bad guys, just because we actively use a wonderful facility in our city. Gee. How many cities try to get people into their parks? Chandler has actually done it. Let's malign the park patrons in favor of a water tower that will probably fall down by itself in the next monsoon season. I, and many of my fellow soccer parents, would actually like to see it saved. Tell my why we should continue to care if you want to take sides "against" us? But ain't it grand to have a cause?