Town Square


Original post made by Autumn Stanley, Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde, on Oct 1, 2008

I'm a frequent visitor to the Menlo Park Library, and every time I go there I am distressed anew to see the apparently homeless black man with all his worldly goods in a few bags and bundles beside him, lying or sitting on the grass because the bench where he once sat has been removed. Of course it could be argued that it was unfair of him to monopolize that bench, and perhaps those who decided to remove it thought that by doing so they could drive him away. But it has now been YEARS, and he is still there, in silent protest and reproach.

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