Missing friends, places he came to love while living on Whidbey

Editor,

The purple mountain majesty — Olympics — the fruited plains — Ebey’s Reserve — the ocean white with foam — Salish Sea, coupled with the “fabled isle of Whidbey,” are so very vivid in my memory.

I have recently gone into exile in Arizona but plan on returning to the Pacific Northwest in a few years. I miss Coupeville and the dances at the rec hall, mussels at Toby’s, the Prairie Center, the high school and my friends there, the Captain Whidbey Inn. I miss clam digging, the many fun events in town, Front Street and, most of all, my home of over 20 years in Admirals Cove.

More than any of that I miss the friends and acquaintances that have made the whole experience so viable. Most of all, Jack and Carmen, and Ross and Annie.

The Greenbank Farm pushed me into being a part of the entire island starting in 1994. The fun I have had in the wine business has been great. I still have some of it.

My experience at Island Athletic in Freeland made a major difference in my island life. The physical part is only a smidgen of what I owe to the club. The myriad of staff — ah, Elizabeth — members as well as friends are innumerable. Payless, Freeland Café, Teddys, Blueberry Hill, Vino Amoré, sadly gone, and, yes, Freeman.

I unintentionally omitted so many people and places that helped make my time on Whidbey Island so important to me.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at xcoach@whidbey.net to say hello, or come down to watch a baseball game.

BOB MOLITER

Surprise, Ariz.

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Clinton beach AccessMats make beach accessible for everyone

Editor, Now that the winter weather is past, Island Beach Access has… Continue reading

Letter: Trump’s immigration policy violates human rights

Editor, Trump’s new immigration policy is even worse than previously thought. Since… Continue reading

Letter: Island Transit fares should do no harm, minimize impact

Editor, Tom Walker, in a letter to the editor in the June… Continue reading

Letter: Rather than berate newspaper staff, why not educate others?

Editor, In reply to Captn Blynd: I was never even aware of… Continue reading

Letter: America should treat immigrants and children humanely

Editor, Trump’s immigration policy is treating it as a criminal problem in… Continue reading

Letter: There should be no fares charged to ride Island Transit buses

Editor, I do not agree that Island Transit should charge a fare.… Continue reading

Letter: Hearts and Hammers works to help build our community

Editor, Hearts and Hammers is one of a number of South Whidbey… Continue reading

Letter: Thanking restaurant for supporting Relay for Life

Editor, I would like to send out a special thanks to the… Continue reading

Letter: Wrong production company cited in Record news article

Editor, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry Woolery.… Continue reading

Letter: There should be no bus fares

Editor, I’ve been an Island County resident for 28 years, and I… Continue reading

Letter: Disappointed by vote cast by Congressman Larsen

Editor, I was dismayed to learn that Congressman Rick Larsen joined the… Continue reading

Letter: ‘Tunnel Vision’ headline was insensitive

Editor, As a person with retinitis pigmentosa, AKA “tunnel vision,” I find… Continue reading