Ellen Thomas' Letter to Richard Robbins

Ellen Thomas
P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038
(202) 462-0757

Richard Robbins
United States Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C. 20240

March 2, 1995

Dear Mr. Robbins,

My husband and I believe strongly that our two four foot by four foot by quarter inch signs were carefully built to be within regulations.

The base of the sign is raised thirteen inches above the ground for safety and health reasons.

Number One, Safety. This is the first winter my signs haven't blown over in high winds. The raised base serves as a stabilizer which keeps the wind from blowing the signs over.

Number Two: Health, because I suffer hemorrhoids and arthritis it is very painful for me to sit so close to the ground. This isn't the reason we raised the base, but having raised the base has resulted in making my life less painful.

Since this is one of several issues currently before Judge Richey, I ask that you not order the police to arrest me and wait until the Court decides.


Ellen Thomas

cc: Judge Richey