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By D Magazine |

AN ANGRY VOICE FROM OAK CLIFF

I AM ANGRY. YOUR JUNE ISSUE JUST ARRIVED in our office. (I don’t subscribe to your magazine at home because I think it is overwhelmingly slanted to the North Dallas people.) On page 26, you state that “the areas with the highest percentage of residents in the older category are the Park Cities and Oak Cliff” yet, on the next page, I find no facility listed south of the Trinity River. Why? Is it because we don’t have any high-dollar retirement homes down here?

By the way, my 82-year-old mother has lived with me for years, and she is now suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. I am a single mother working full time. My children help me care for Mom. When she can no longer five with us, she will go to one of the homes in Oak Cliff, none of which are mentioned in your article.

Your magazine has nothing to do with the south half of Dallas. You really ought to change the name from D to “North D” or “Half D.” If I did have a subscription, I would certainly cancel now. In fact, I am going to have a talk with my boss.

TERESA WALTHER

DALLAS



DONT KNOW ZIP?

RE: “BIG BUCKS BACK LOSERS IN THE PARK Cities.” [Inside Dallas, June] There are four ZIP codes in the Park Cities:

75205 (Highland Park and University Park)

75209 (Highland Park)

75225 (University Park)

75219 (Highland Park)

A portion of each of these ZIP codes also encompasses a part of the city of Dallas. Before there were ZIP codes there was the Park Cities.

David Alexander

Dallas



REMEMBERING TOM BRANIFF

IN “LUXURY HOMES” [JUNE], IT WAS STATED that the “founder” of Braniff Airways was Harding Lawrence.

The only “founder” was Mr. Tom Braniff, who founded Braniff Airways in the ’30s and was president until killed in an airplane accident in the early ’50s.

O.B. NORMAN

GARLAND

“WOMEN SHOULD KNOW BETTER”

RE: YOUR ARTICLE “SO YOU’RE DATING AFter 35?” [May], I noticed that Giddens-Stephenson touched only lightly on the sexual issues of dating after 35-and probably for a good reason, mainly space. As a 41 -year-old veteran single, I have witnessed so many unnecessary heartbreak disasters (including my own) that have occurred between men and women-usually because of a woman’s hidden agenda. She wants marriage, he wants gratification without obligation. Granted, not ait but some-and hey, a cat is gonna chase mice. Face it.

So here’s what women do: They dangle the sexual carrot in order to move the relationship further along, And then they blame the man when he loses interest. The women become piranhalike, keeping a growing number of Dallas private investigators in an ever-thriving business of tracking down, finding out who, etc.

Bottom fine is that by the age of 35, women should know better. Even those recently divorced. Sex alone will not cause a man to fall in love. It will not keep him, either. Call me old-fashioned, but here are the words that make the point: “You won’t get walked on if you’re not lying down.”

KATHY ANDREWS

PLANO



“CAVEAT EMPTOR” IS NOT ENOUGH

THANK YOU FOR RECOGNIZING OUR HONESTY in your May edition (“Ait That’s Old Is Not Gold”). Honesty is a quality that is becoming ait too rare, especially in the antiques trade.

Goodchild Restorations holds itself to the high standards endorsed by the British Antique Dealers Association and the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation. As the price of antiques rise, more is needed to protect the consumer than the phrase “Caveat Emptor.”

PETER GOODCHILD

Goodchild Restorations, Inc.

DALLAS