Letters to the Editor

Most like the way things are | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

Totally by accident, my wife and I were fortunate enough to buy property and build north of the South Whidbey Frontier. That means we can observe the grand planning of the south sider’s port, fire district, water district and, of course, Langley tax districts with amusement and without fear for our savings account!

Dean Enell’s letter itemizing some of the expenditures the South End fire district has racked up reminded me of this. Dean forgot to mention the fireboat and the daycare center them folks want too!

I don’t know what that stuff costs, but the fire boat ain’t gonna be cheap. Since there’s not one 24-hour launch ramp in their whole fire district, they better start looking at hovercrafts! Oh, and a big truck/trailer rig to haul it around.

Please don’t get me wrong. I like many folks down there in the south. But I think many of the newer emigrées there might be happier on Mercer Island? Seems to me we all, north and south, survived just fine so far, and most of us liked things the way they were when we came. That’s why we came.




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