effort to one day find a cure. This is our dream, this is Joey's
dream and with unwavering hope, determination, strength and prayer, a
cure will become a reality.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and souls.
AND JOEY MASSELLA
The truths about El Morro Village
As a 7-year full-time resident of El Morro Village, I am obviously
prejudiced, but here are some of my thoughts on the subject:
I'm 65, still working, and my wife and I live here full-time. We
moved from Santa Ana to provide a safer place for our daughter (now
19 and in college) to grow up since El Morro has always been
It seemed like a peaceful haven from the city -- and she loved it
and thrived here. My personal reason was to escape the insanity of
the city for a community -- I think that one of the travesties of the
current debate is that we are "not a community" That's absurd --
where else do you have a cohesive, caring, 75-year old group where we
share so much in common? We are not snobs (status-seekers), and the
people of El Morro are real, without the phony pretentiousness of
some (most?) in Orange County.
Since we are on a single income, the savings here have been a
marvelous thing -- as committed Christians, we have always tithed,
and that's a little easier if you don't have a huge residence "nut"
to crack every month; thus, in our case, El Morro has been a real
I think that the water-quality ruse has been essentially put to
rest, and the "public access" issue seems to be the next myth. Here's
the reality, as we perceive it: The public will be restricted to
transient campers (it's very funny, by the way, that we have been
labeled a "transient" community), and will lose the happy sharing
that actually goes on here. If you counted the number of El Morro
owners and the number of outsiders on any given weekend, you would
see that the reduction of 300 units of people to 60 or so casual,
mostly summer-only units actually cuts into the total number of
people at the location by quite a large number. We personally delight