There has to be a first time for everything, and today is one of those times. Pickupyourpath.com has its first real reader submission.
Sherry turned in a photo and some copy (the message to other readers is: ‘Send in your vistas of trash and litter, too.’ The scene is of the wretched roadside along Highway 49 South near Clover, South Carolina. What’s morbid is this could be Highways 9 or 521 or 171 near Charleston or any of a number of similarly trashed roadsides throughout the state.
Here’s what Sherry wrote:
I am beginning to agree with you that some South Carolina drivers have no concept of an interior litter bag, preferring instead to chunk it out the car window to see how far it will travel. I drive this 3 mile stretch of Hwy 49 S in Clover, SC a couple of times a week and the striking amount of litter on both sides of the road is alarming, sad and frankly disgusting. Everything from tires to furniture lines this stretch of Hwy 49 S and it’s far more than I can tackle alone. God help us all if this is the mentality of the average citizen traveling in this area…..kinda scary!
Thanks, Sherry. As we used to say in the news biz, ‘Keep sending in your cards and letters’ – and grotesque shots of trash and litter anywhere in the U.S., or the world for that matter.