An open letter to Grace Gabrielli (owner of Valley Oaks Park)
Last updated 8/9/2007 at Noon
Four years ago we chose [space number] 98, not because of the coach, not because of the neighbors and not because of any of the amenities. We chose it solely because of the backyard and its potential and because of the graceful, beautiful 200-year-old oak tree that was in residence.
We added a great deal to the backyard, including a deck and lots of flowers, and enjoyed all the birds that made their home in the old oak tree.
Then, one day, totally unknown to us (why should we be informed? We just rent, we don’t own) a tree service came and destroyed the old oak. Someone decided that our...