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My Thoughts

Breaking News: There’s snow falling at the Mt. Baker Ski Area – and my son and his friends couldn’t be more stoked. Their idea of a great Thanksgiving Day has nothing do to with football games or Black Friday shopping but rather first chair, fresh tracks and turkey dinner leftovers when they get down from the mountain. And as long as they make it back down in one piece - that works for me.

BIG REQUEST: Vote! This is so important and a basic American Right that too many of us take for granted. Complacency and apathy are simply inexcusable. This is especially true on the local and state levels. Let your voice/choice be heard: Text or DM all friends and procrastinators and remind them to mail in their ballots. Many will fill it out and forget this simple step – so offer to pick them up and drive them to drop off their ballots. Deadline: Tuesday, November 6
VOTE – it’s the most American thing you can do.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t send happy birthday wishes to my favorite New Zealander – Jo Brown – a dear friend who’ll be celebrating down under with her family on what I hope is a lovely spring day. Sadly, her “Canadian family” won’t be there to raise a glass of Pimm’s, give her a big ol’ bear hug and enjoy a luscious pavlova. Johann: I hope you have a most wonderful day – my wish is that our paths will cross in person soon. Happy Birthday Johann - much love from ALL the Stewarts. Cheers!

SAD NOTE: Hardware Sales will not be hosting their annual Ladies’ Night event this year (sfx: AAAHHH) But I get it – it’s 2018 – and women are ALWAYS welcome at Hardware Sales – always have and always will be! And as many folks (both men and women) already know – there’s no better place to shop for that “practical” person on your list, than Hardware Sales. I like to say, “They have everything practical, and practically everything.” Gloves, power tools, Carhartt clothing – I mean who couldn’t use a brand new tarp? And yes they do have those easy to wrap gift cards.

2018 ECHO NEWSPAPER ISSUE DATES:
JAN 5 & 19 | FEB 2 & 16 | MARCH 9 & 23 | APRIL 6 & 20 |
MAY 11 & 25 | JUNE 8 & 22 | JULY 13 &27 | AUGUST 10 & 24 |
SEPT 7 & 21 | OCT 5 & 19 | NOV 2 & 16 | DEC 7 & 21




Tami Johnson