In keeping with the spirit of Thankful Thursdays, we thought that we would chime in with a few expressions of gratitude today.
They're on 'Team Abi'
We appreciate the kindness teens are capable of showing to each other. (It's a nice break from reading the juvenile court stories or articles on bullying.)
It's one thing for teammates to rally around an ill player, but it's really impressive when the opposing team does too.
The story in Monday's paper says a lot about the strength of one exceptional young lady who is battling leukemia and about the character of folks living in the close-knit community of Finley.
If you missed it, get a box of tissues ready before you sit down to read it.
104 years young
We don't know Perry Earley Jr.'s secret to longevity, but everything on the other side of the century mark is very impressive. Happy B-day and many more!
Pasco teens exceed goal
Senior projects, big or small, benefit the recipient. But three students in Pasco went beyond big and passed into the realm of "ginormous." Congratulations Cynthia, Terra and Izzy.
It says something for the kids who raised the $36,000 to help cancer patients, but it says even more about our community. It's true that every little bit helps, but when you have one donor give $10,000, that adds up quickly.
Kadlec's new waiting room
Lots of people have contributed to our community over the years. Dr. Richard Pettee is one of them, and we think it's fitting to have his name preserved for future generations.
We've become a mobile society, so today it would be highly unusual for a physician to maintain the same practice for so long. Imagine how many patients Pettee helped in his 35-year stint.
End to fence wrecking
Thank you, Kennewick City Council, for doing something to keep traffic out of homeowner Richard Pritchard's front yard. It will be a lovely addition.
Six years and three dozen traffic accidents seems like five years and at least 30 accidents too many for one family to put up with. We're glad the city is stepping up to protect this man's property from what is certainly one of the unintended consequences of our sudden love affair with roundabouts.
Kids Fishing Day
What a great Tri-City tradition! Certainly there are a few experienced anglers who take advantage of this day, but for many it is their introduction to a sport that may well last a lifetime. It's hard to fish without a pole, and participants get to keep their equipment.
You know the saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat drinking beer for the rest of his life." Well, that's not exactly the aim here, but at least for one day it gets the kids off the computer and away from the video games. It's a worthy effort.
March for Babies
We haven't heard yet how the annual March of Dimes walk in Columbia Park fared this year, but we like the idea of raising money to stop premature birth. We also like the idea of getting outside and exercising.
Gas prices break rising streak
We'll be thankful when the trend shows up at the pump. The AAA Fuel Gauge Report for Wednesday put the price for regular unleaded in the Tri-Cities at $3.98 per gallon. Hurray?