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to get away with waiting to take them out when he puts
the new ones in.
They won't go in until fall.
They won't go in until fall, and in the meantime
they are an eyesore, and I don't see any reason they
shouldn't be taken out. It's just time from his work.
Now last year or the year before you had a problem with
your begonias because nobody would weed them.
Oh, really terrible. I am willing to have the
begonias weeded, but I can't get them to keep the center
strips of Park Avenue properly. I am wondering if I
should really just find out how much it would cost to do
it. They are not going to do it, they just think that
it doesn't matter, you know. The Park Commissioner is black,
and he doesn't know a flower from a weed. He is a very nice
man, but I am sure he's been brought up in Harlem, and
they have no flowers, no trees, nothing, and he doesn't think
it makes any difference.
How about the residents on Park Avenue, However?
The residents on Park Avenue - that's a selling
job, and I haven't got time to go and sell them, to be
in contact with them. To raise money from individuals takes
selling, and it's tiring and fatiguing.
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