Virginia grandmother posts anonymous letter in her yard
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – A Virginia Beach grandmother is causing a stir in her neighborhood near the Hilltop Area.
Paula Hughes, who has lived in her home for around 40 years, said she added the handmade Black Lives Matter sign to her window before last fall to show her support for the movement.
The letters “BLM” were originally hot pink and just recently, but she and her grandchildren have since decorated them with fall leaves, Hughes said.
They decorated them after she received an anonymous letter in the mail about a month ago.
In this letter, the author asked him to remove the panel. The owner believes the letter was written by an adult, but the envelope was addressed by a child.
“Please remove your hot pink sign in your bay window. At this point, we ALL know that you are a BLM lover. Obviously you are neglecting your garden with overgrown bushes and trees. If your intention is to destroy your street by turning your yard into a ghetto, you have succeeded, ”the letter said. “I am writing this on behalf of your neighbors. It would be helpful if you could find out more about the BLM. God bless you. You are in our prayers.
Hughes, 75, decided to take this letter and enlarge it into a giant poster and put it in his yard for the neighborhood to see.
Since then, she said she has seen people stop and show their support. However, last night there were two notes scribbled on the board.
At first, she thought it was graffiti that condemned her, but it seemed like it was actually people supporting her efforts.
A neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, said: “She’s just saying what she believes in, and I think that’s great.”
Hughes described how it all started with these three letters.
“It increased because I couldn’t walk and felt there was something I needed to do to show my solidarity with the movement. So I went out and bought the brightest colors I could find.
And Hughes said she didn’t feel like she did anything wrong and that there was no homeowners association, so she says she doesn’t break any rules.
Hughes asked for legal advice. She said she had no plans to remove the BLM letters anytime soon.
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