Just to show that the events at Ashtead are mirrored elsewhere: GUERNEVILLE, Calif. â Merry Lane, a cul-de-sac shaded by redwoods in Sonoma County wine country, would seem a pleasant place to recover from the psychic wounds of war. Nadia McCaffreyâs dream is to set up a group home there for veterans plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder. But she is running into stiff resistance from the neighbors. They not only object to the brand-new structure itself, which looks like a four-story apartment house wedged amid their cabins, they are also worried that deranged veterans will move in. At a community meeting in December, âone person was concerned that even firecrackers would set these people off,â said Andrew Eckers, 54, who lives across the street. McCaffrey, whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004, said she has tried to reassure the neighbors, but âthey are afraid of it because they donât want to understand it.â http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2008/03/ap_ptsdhome_032308/ Perhaps someone here should offer our support to the wonderful US Lady involved in settingup this Charity - to let her know that she is not alone, and that public opinion can be a powerful force in swaying the initial feelings of confused and ignorant locals?