Take three sheets of construction paper, add love and creativity, and you’ve got a pair of sympathy cards Hallmark could never rival. It’s been a couple of weeks now since my knee replacement surgery, and there have too many gestures of love to mention all in this brief piece. Among my favorites, however, were sympathy cards (above) created by Lillian and Carly, children of our friends. Carly’s card, also signed by siblings Noah, Makena and Ezekiel, featured a Christmas tree and the promise: “Jesus Loves You!” Lillian’s card features a message delivered by a snowman, who says: “I hope you get will (sic) soon. Jesus loves you so much.” What wonderful gifts in the midst of recuperation. I might have to buy some construction paper of my own, and craft a “thank you” note or two…
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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