ON THE BACK BURNER

Feb 23

Like a number of tourist driven communities. PT does not have affordable housing. Jobs that are available to hourly  workers,don't cover the high rents. What happens is that people who can't afford the rentals,move  away . I was reminded of this by an editorial in the very local newspaper. The paper employs  3 or 4 people. It comes out once a week and the best reading, for me, are the Police  and Sheriff reports.  There was a lengthy editorial by one of the 3 or 4 employees that was leaving a job that she loved because she couldn't afford to live here. That was sad. Then there was a loving l obituary by the wife of a man who lived a wonderful life, made life long friends of everyone he met,went sailing and fishing, helped neighbors, and who met strangers at the coffee shop and then spent hours there talking with them. It was a loving and joyful report of his character . I always like obituaries and this was as special as I bet this man was. Wish I had had a cup of coffee with him, too.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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