The question at Lakewood United early Thursday morning, July 31, was whether the four candidates represented at the platform, and wanting to represent you in the State Legislature, would use negative campaigning – ‘hit pieces’ – reflecting poorly on their opponent rather than run a race based on their own merits.
My wife planted a garden of vegetables – we think – but the jungle has not only taken root, it has taken over: the space available; the adjoining lawn; the bulkhead that separates the garden from the lake; and it has begun to obscure the view.
Our son-in-law swears he can see it grow (and grow and grow) while he’s watering it.
Lakewood is compensated up to $24,875 for its smoke detectors, aka the Lakewood Police Department Community Service Officers (CSO) and one Code Enforcement Officer.
According to a Public Disclosure Requested (PDR) document – the September 27, 2012 contractual agreement between the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) and the City of Lakewood – the City is reimbursed nearly $25,000 for the five members of Lakewood’s Burn Ban Patrol to observe, photograph, document and report those caught violating the air with smoke from chimneys, outdoor fires and even BBQ’s during burn bans.
Dorothy: Dee, here’s a question a lot of people have asked. Why are you giving this workshop and what’s your experience?
Dee: I’ve been working in family research for thirty years. I started out wanting to find out about my own family. I really consider my work with older people to be a ministry. I love teaching people, and sharing stories. . I was helping a young woman once who was very excited and said, “I’m just like the people on “Who Do You Think You Are?” So it’s sort of like creating your own show. Starring you and your family.
Dorothy: Why can’t I find my ancestor’s name? I feel as if this is starting to get more difficult.
Dee: Oh, no! You’re really enjoying yourself. You just don’t realize it. Think of this as a mystery story and in a very real way, only you and your family have the key.
Dorothy: I think someone changed the locks.
Dee: You just have to be patient, and if one lead doesn’t work, you go to the next one. For instance, names are often spelled several different ways. You’d start with Conway – C-o-n-w-a-y – but common different spellings were Conaway, Conoway.
Put another way, when rules go rogue, the rebellion is commenced.
The issue here concerns the avowed purpose and mission of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) which has cited me for violating a burn ban that occurred on a rental property of ours unbeknownst to me last December 7, 2013.
Dorothy: My mother didn’t own a bathing suit in the hot August Days of 1928. Actually, at the age of twelve, she didn’t own much. What clothes she had were hand me downs or made by her mother out of printed flour sacks. A lot of people were in the same situation and like them she was pretty stoic, but on this day it was hot as only the Umpqua Valley of Oregon can be. She watched the throng of kids swimming in the river and she had to – she just HAD to – join them.
After a speaking engagement in Lakewood recently, I met Marlene Bostic and her Mother, Wilma Rosenow, a real American Treasure. Probably I should mention that Wilma Rosenow is 106 years old! That’s not a typo. She’s looking forward to her 107th birthday on July 25.
Join Dee and Dorothy for “From Hudson’s Bay to Downton Abbey and Beyond” – Dupont August 16. Register below. Why Am I Filling Out These Forms?
Question: At what speed are you dead if hit by a car?
Answer: “A pedestrian has an 85 percent chance of death when involved in a motor/vehicle collision at 40 mph, a 45 percent chance of death at 30 mph, and a 5 percent chance of death at 20 mph.”
I bet, from the title, you thought this was about football. It’s not. But because you thought it was, we’ll begin there.
Solving problems by common sense and courtesy.
“An old recipe for a rabbit dish starts out, ‘First, catch the rabbit.’
“That puts first things first,” writes Charles Swindol in his book “Man to Man.”