I just wanted to thank the management and staff of the Blaine Public Works Department. There are too many names to list, but Ravyn, Leroy, Debbie and Sam all quickly come to mind.
They are the most helpful and accommodating individuals. If there is a problem, they know how to fix it properly and do it in a safe and timely manner.
It makes me proud to be a resident of, not the little town that could, but already did! Hats off!
I loved growing up in Blaine in the ’50s and ’60s. It was so much fun. Everyone knew each other and we made many lasting friendships.
I have started a project of gathering together pictures of our parents and grandparents from the ’50s and ’60s. If you have pictures to share, I would love to have copies or make copies of them. I’m also looking for pictures from the Diamond Jubilee in 1959, the people who worked for the city and store owners.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have a group on Facebook called Growing Up In Blaine, for people born between 1940 and 1970. We share our memories, pictures and articles we might find.
Wilda (Skallman) Shelly
Somehow I managed to get through Thanksgiving without feeling shame for the horrible acts of people who I am not related to from 400 years ago.
Instead, I spent time being grateful for the many blessings those same people and their descendants have made possible for me and those I love by having the wisdom and courage to establish and defend this country, a nation that has done more to benefit humanity than any other nation in history.
Thank you, pilgrims!