I need to tie up some loose ends.
At the October Senior Steak Dinner Stuart Lisk, council
member, asked me about my letter concerning the police levy. I said I wouldn’t
vote, the flyer I got was too complicated. I was busy selling tickets for steak
dinner raffle to benefit the seniors, so here’s my answer.
That letter was sarcasm, pure sarcasm. After voting 63 years, voting
is a privilege, not a problem.
He said the council didn’t say “the issue is so complicated that the
council should make the decision.” In July, the council decided it wouldn’t let
the community vote to decide. I am looking at the newspaper.
Regarding the choice of police departments, Carnation or
King County, I miss the police patrol through the trailer court. We are a
senior court, many living alone. Since King County Police took over, no
I called police twice. I didn’t think it was a 911 call _ yet. A stranger
had started sleeping in his old station wagon in an empty trailer space
across from me. I left two messages; the third call I got a live voice. She said she
listened to my message, agreed when I wondered where he went to the
bathroom, and if he was a descendent of Jack the Ripper.
That night, there he was again. I called again the next day; he told
them a tall tale about buying a new trailer and waiting for delivery. I gave
them the owners’ phone number. They called and he said get rid of him,
he’s a fake, arrest him if necessary. He was long gone.
Something else happened at the steak dinner. We were at a table
eating when Joan Sharp told me she was running for council against
Mary Osterday. After all this time, she spoke to me, called me by name.
I have decided to vote for Mary and Yvonne. They always speak to
me, and I am sure they have the welfare of this community we call home as
their first priority.
See you at the polls.