Monday, March 1, 2010


I sometimes have to pinch myself that I am still living in my beloved Perth....murders, stabbings, road rage, robberies...and so it goes on.

Is this just a sign of the times? What is happening? I know things are not as free and easy as they were when I was younger when one didn't lock doors or cars; you didn't need security screen on doors and windows nor alarms in cars.

How much more of this type of behaviour are we going to see? I fear for the future of my grandchildren and their children to be living here. Not sure if it safe to go out at night any more or even hold a party unless gate crashers come along and not only disrupt proceedings but actually cause damage and injury to innocent people.

We used to sleep on our front verandahs confident that we would be safe till morning or go for a walk through the neighbourhood at night and when the weather was very hot, as it is now, many people from the inner suburbs would take a rug and sleep on our beaches. Would they do that now I wonder.

I know I don't have all that many years left to me and I can't say I am sorry as I really don't want to see things worsen over the next ten or so years.


  1. I left a comment here a few days ago, but for some reason it did not appear, wonder why?

    I am not sure that there is more per capita than in years gone by, also the media coverage is such that we hear about every single thing. It would interesting to see the stats to see if it really is getting worse or whether it is out perception.

    Hopefully this time my comment will stay here.

  2. Yes your comment remained this time. Was probably just one of those little glitches that computers seem to have.
    Yes, I think these events are more publicised than previously but I go back to my point of us never having to lock doors or cars etc. You would not do that nowadays and even thinking about your precious sign that you don't dare attach to the front of your house. People today even steal potplants from front gardens etc.