This family photo includes my mother and father, young Verna and Buehl Berentson, posing with Dad’s parents, Martha and Marion Berentson, and Dad’s younger brother Jim. Dad, born in Anacortes in 1925, would have been 90 this week. He died in 2008. Grandpa was born in nearby Edison, Washington in 1904, and he died here in 1981.
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.
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.