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Old 09-11-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: The Box - El Cajon
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well *most* officers I meet are friendly
Thats good that most of the cops appreciate your community services.

On another note, my wife and I are new (less than 2 years) to El Cajon and live in the Fletcher Hills neighborhood. I like it very much.

I've seen TOO MANY negative posts about El Cajon on this forum. (crime, drugs, lots of illegals, gangs, etc.....)

You are an El Cajon resident and a good example of a friendly neighbor.
Being a long time resident of EC whats your opinion on the town ?

I don't know about the rest of the town, but Fletcher Hills is nice and quiet and there are good folks here.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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Default It's not the Money, but it sure ain't free

Well since it looks like my Dad didn't answer the question directly.... maybe I can help reply to that $$$ situation. The only wealth that has plagued our family has been the over abundance of Love and Desire to help others. There have been a couple people/entities over the years that have helped here or there but the simple fact is that the Highwayman's ways cost a lot of money. A modest but full life has helped him give more then he keeps for himself, and in doing so.... well that's the reward.

People magazine, the local newspapers, numerous news stations, and now Readers Digest along with some others have/are working on stories about the Highwayman. Of course this only brings awareness, not wealth.

All I know is he's always said I make him proud, but I sure pale in comparison. I'm sure I'm in a line with many that can say he's a Hero, but I'm one of only two that can claim him as DAD!!!

God bless, and I hope you all have a chance to meet him someday!!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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I've seen TOO MANY negative posts about El Cajon on this forum. (crime, drugs, lots of illegals, gangs, etc.....)
For some parts of El Cajon maybe, but those negative comments you read sure don't speak the truth for the entire city. People go to the extreme when they give their opinion of a city sometime. I live in Escondido and hear all the same negativity about here to, but just like El Cajon it doesn't speak true for the entire city.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego 92101
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Well since it looks like my Dad didn't answer the question directly.... maybe I can help reply to that $$$ situation. The only wealth that has plagued our family has been the over abundance of Love and Desire to help others. There have been a couple people/entities over the years that have helped here or there but the simple fact is that the Highwayman's ways cost a lot of money. A modest but full life has helped him give more then he keeps for himself, and in doing so.... well that's the reward.

People magazine, the local newspapers, numerous news stations, and now Readers Digest along with some others have/are working on stories about the Highwayman. Of course this only brings awareness, not wealth.

All I know is he's always said I make him proud, but I sure pale in comparison. I'm sure I'm in a line with many that can say he's a Hero, but I'm one of only two that can claim him as DAD!!!

God bless, and I hope you all have a chance to meet him someday!!!
WOW! God bless your Dad! God bless America for people like your Dad!
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: The Box - El Cajon
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For some parts of El Cajon maybe, but those negative comments you read sure don't speak the truth for the entire city. People go to the extreme when they give their opinion of a city sometime. I live in Escondido and hear all the same negativity about here to, but just like El Cajon it doesn't speak true for the entire city.
Thanks for defending the good parts of EC.
You are right that too many folks jump the gun in condemning an entire town because of some rough patches.

I vote the Highwayman "El Cajon Resident Of The Year" for his good deeds to strangers........
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Goose Creek Ranch
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I AM prouda that kid

our neighborhood's had some "rough patches" over the years

they don't tend ta last -- and *some* kin be changed --

Making A Change

About graffiti...

I carry a can of carb cleaner and a bundle of shop rags in the rig specifically for ridding *my* neighborhood of this crap -- keeps it from proliferating.


The Story:

Years ago a kid came tearing around my corner on a bike, threw a paper sack in my neighbor's yard as he passed; rattled when it hit. Right behind him comes a small import pickup, in hot pursuit, apparently. They disappear round the next corner and I hear the sound of squealing tires.

Well, I decide to check the bag and it's got spray cans of paint in it. Jumped into my rig and followed. Came upon the pickup with one wheel up on the curb, the bike laying on the median, and the driver and the kid circling each other on the lawn of a house there.

The driver was apparently afraid to touch the kid who looked 13 -14years old. Well, I had my cell phone in my hand, already having called 911, as the driver explained to me that he had caught the kid tagging a couple of blocks away and had chased him.

At that I took a hold of the kid's arm. He was trying to leave and held him firmly. Told him the police were on the way and asked him why in the hell he would mess up my neighborhood like that?

He said, "What do you care? It wasn't in YOUR neighborhood!"

I said, "This CITY is my neighborhood, so is this COUNTY, so is this STATE, so is this COUNTRY!!! Are you a PERSON or an ANIMAL? Animals "mark" their territory!"

Had a talk with him about responsibility and being a "man" and said that if he didn't have anything going on at home he could come to me and I'd include him in my beach - snowplay expeditions that I've organized for numerous other young guns like him throughout my years here.

Just then, the police arrived and arrested him. He wasn't scared of them at all. Said he'd been arrested before, like it was a badge of honor or something.

Anyways…

They took him away and I figured I'd be seeing some tagging on MY property by way of retaliation when he got out, but no, never heard from him. Few years later, I'm walking around my local Pep Boy's store doing some shopping and there's a young fella in a Pep Boy's uniform, kinda following me around eying me.

He comes up to me and asks, "You don't recognize me, do you?"

I say, "No, have we met before?"

He says, "Yes"

Something in the way he says it alerts me to ask, "Was it a good or bad meeting?"

He says, "Well, it was kinda bad ----- but kinda good too because what you said to me started me thinking about what I was doing and who I wanted to be and, well, I'm working on it, THANKS! "

You could have pushed me over with a feather.

Happy Trails,


Thomas Weller
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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O h'man, though you 'r rich in spirit and soul, fer danero ($), how 'bouts hookin' up or partnerin' with the legendary Click-n-Clack, that show could use some, your refreshin'. PM moi to send me my cut when you make it big times.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: The Box - El Cajon
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O h'man, though you 'r rich in spirit and soul, fer danero ($), how 'bouts hookin' up or partnerin' with the legendary Click-n-Clack, that show could use some, your refreshin'. PM moi to send me my cut when you make it big times.
WTF ? ............ , , ,

Do explain please.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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WTF ? ............ , , ,

Do explain please.
Hywayman speak. He'll get it. Me hopes.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hywayman speak. He'll get it. Me hopes.
If not, you could always send it to Popeye.
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