That’s me in a duck suit, walking in the Arlington 4th of July Parade with my twin ducklings, 2012.
The Oso mudslide tragedy on March 22nd forever changed the communities of Arlington, Oso, and Darrington. I live in Arlington with my family. I’ve volunteered here, raised my twins here, and had my business here. My family is well, but I do know people who have lost their lives and loved ones due to the mudslide. My community, the one I write about so often on this blog, is grieving.
If you’d like to help, you could make a donation to a number of charities and local groups, like the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation. There has been so much generosity shown to our community that it makes me well up to think of it.
This is a strong community full of quiet heroes. Like many great American small towns, we rely on each other for help in times of need. This time, the whole world has been there with us.
These are some great moments and family memories I’ve had with my family in and around Arlington. We will have more, I’m certain.
Explore Arlington: This Small Town Will Make Your Heart Soar. 425 Magazine, May/June, 2013.
Parade photo by A.J. Chase for Rotary Club of Arlington
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