Regarding Michael Schaffer’s “Bench-Clearing Brawl” (7/4), about the drunks who have no place to sit since their back yard-owning neighbors removed the benches from the neighborhood park, I have a suggestion that apparently neither the drunks, the neighbors, nor Schaffer has thought of: Sit on the grass. As a lifelong country boy, I can attest to the fact that sitting on grass is painless and has no adverse effects. Grass is soft and cool, it has a pleasing appearance, and it smells good.

Scott Circle

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