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I was born in Joliet, Ill., south of Chicago. We lived above my grandparents. This was during the Great Depression. No jobs, no money, no “bennies” given out as they are now food stamps, rent subsidies, medical, etc., etc. We were poor!
It seems to be a matter of scale. For elephants, it’s 640 to 645 days. For mice and small animals between 20 and 33 days, for dogs and cats between 61 and 69, and moving up to monkeys and humans it takes 164 to 266 days. But for elephants it’s going to take longer.
On July 8 my 13-year-old son was riding his bicycle down the sidewalk on Regatta when he flew over his handle bars. He thankfully was wearing his helmet, but still sustained minor injuries. I would like to thank the several people who stopped to help him, as well as the quick response by paramedics/fire rescue.
When South Whidbey voters mark their ballot for the Aug. 19 primary, I want them to know that a vote for Helen Price Johnson will be the best vote they ever cast. Helen comes to the table secure in her board experience, leadership, and desire to keep our island communities in tact. I want voters in South Whidbey to disregard the big name signs cluttering open spaces, non-party rhetoric and promises of a responsible government from irresponsible seat holders. It’s really time to take stock of the government we’ve created, all of us.
Greetings fellow Islanders. I am writing about the lovely family who has been hit hard by foreclosure and economic challenges. I have been there personally a few years ago and it is incredibly devastating.
Your Whidbey commuters story of June 25 contained a puzzling quote by school teacher Derek Hanson. Your reporter interviewed him on the the ferry to Mukilteo. Hansen rides the ferry for environmental reasons rather than, I assume, driving to his workplace. He stated that he hopes that gas prices shoot up to $10 a gallon so more people take advantage of public transportation.