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.