Bette Davis once quipped, "Getting old ain't for sissies"!
No kidding. And the seniors of Sun City are anything but sissies. They demand life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is why they are a formidable foe to those who assume they're pushovers.
Sun City is unified by the 55+ age restriction only. They're diverse in religion, political affiliation and cultural background. But they are united in wanting public safety, safer roads, reduction in traffic, better markets, better restaurants and places of activity.
They'd like the flood areas on Bradley Road and Murrieta Road repaired. During the rainy season, they get trapped. Bike lanes are already set aside for the bike riders, so why not a golf cart lane from here to the Countryside Marketplace?
Many folks rely solely on a golf cart for transportation. Why neglect them? They are weary of fighting traffic and wasting gas to see a movie, dine in a fine restaurant, attend a concert or go bowling in Temecula or Murrieta.
These are the amenities Sun City and Menifee should offer to all its citizens. It makes economic sense as well. What's spent here stays here. Most of all, the citizens of Sun City demand respect.
Editor's note: Chuck Reutter, a longtime resident of the Sun City area of Menifee, will share his thoughts on the senior scene here monthly.