We stay at the state park and enjoy the beach. I don't worry about drunks, dopers or riff-raff.
For me, my kids and their friends, Grand Haven is our "grand haven."
We enjoy it all: The Dee-Lite for breakfast, Tip-A-Few for a wet burrito, Ray's for a cheeseburger, Pronto Pup, the VFW, Coast Guard, Pierside and "Trolleyman" (my son, Christian, who enjoys the trolley), and all the great people of Grand Haven.
We are scheduled to arrive July 2. We arranged our schedules because we wanted to spend the Fourth of July with some great Americans who appreciate our country, its freedom and liberty. I want to see the fireworks. I want to be reminded of those first veterans who gave me a country, and remind my children and their friends of those veterans who gave them a country.
I am sorry to hear about the Jaycees and the missing funds, but there is not much I can do about that. If the fireworks are absent on July 4, I am left only to cancel my reservations and stay in St. Louis.
If you are not going to have the fireworks, please e-mail me so I can cancel my reservations and make alternate arrangements. I am not certain what I will do, but I know I won't be looking to join the Jaycees.
— Steve Milla/Ellisville, Mo.