It was roughly this time of year in 1984 that my dad, Buehl Berentson, decided to take a run at the Republican nomination for Skagit County commissioner, District One. One of his campaign photos was this one at the Campbell Lake farm of John Cameron (on tractor). I always told Dad he was blessed to be “first runner up” in that election. Anacortes resident Bill Vaux went on to win the election, taking the place of Jerry Mansfield after his decision to retire.
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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