Good afternoon, Netizens…
There has been another death in our family. Actually, given my age and the number of people I know, it seems as if there is always a death in my family somewhere. Some, like my late ninety-some year old father-in-law whose death back in Nebraska was anticipated to some degree, the most recent passage of a personage known to many members of my family as “Sick Grandma” by my granddaughters, passed away recently at Sacred Heart of complications of a series of medical conditions too numerous to mention.
In my absence, thanks to Jeanie and many others, Community Comment has continued to roll along or, considering the number and diversity of gaffes coming from our “new-and-improved” City Hall, perhaps we should consider Community Comment as the Mouth that Roared? I am, of course, playing with words a bit here, and I hope no one takes that as acceptance of our new Mayor's actions on a number of fronts.
In other areas, personally, I am aghast at Community Chore Services being discontinued from the Catholic Community Services budget. Community Chore Services have, in the past, provided services that no one else provides to the homeless and needy in Spokane, services that most ordinary people take for granted, such as the means to get to a clinic or doctor's office when you are sick and broke.
Do the Republican candidates who have toured through the region recently have a viable solution for such people? Do they even care? Somehow we must keep the safety cushion for such folks alive and well or there will be even more deaths in the family of man.