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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Much to be grateful for, when you look

Editor,

Sometimes in the midst of hectic schedules or despair, we forget to look around us, but we are privileged to live in an imperfect place where:

— Beauty is a benchmark for other places.

— A foresighted community preserves land for future generations, not the highest bidder.

— Public transportation is, unbelievably, non-fare-based.

— Though we complain, the temperatures are moderate.

— People aren’t afraid to smile at a stranger and even say, “Hi.”

— Numerous organizations, with their volunteers and supporters, help those in need. Santa Claus treats adults and children with a visit on a fire truck.

— At a post office, you are more than a street number, and a candy treat awaits.

— An enjoyable ferry ride to visitors becomes a way of getting to the “other” side.

— Peoples’ stories are as different as the marvelous sunsets.

— The canaries in the mine of our island, thrive.

— A community is concerned over a beloved lost pet.

— Island ‘time’ can be both a joy and a frustration.

— Neighborhood July Fourth parades are attended by innumerable people.

— A 40-plus degree, sunny December day is considered balmy.

What’s on your list?

BARBARA GOHLKE

Greenbank

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