Thankful to be here
We lived in the Tri-Cities long before it was called the Tri-Cities. Bob moved to Richland when he was 2 and Connie came where when she was 12.
There have been many changes in the Tri-Cities since that time. The weather is great, even though it can get hot (like 118 degrees in the 1940s), and we have seen some pretty bad winters. But we always have sunshine.
We are blessed with the mighty Columbia River and two others. Good fishing, boating, Columbia Cup races in July, and the winter sports aren't but 85 to 100 miles away, which our whole family enjoys. We have a lot of beautiful farms that grow asparagus, potatoes, peppers, peas and fruits.
Of course, we have seen some pretty bad dirt storms. Years ago, the dirt blew when the wheat farmers were planting and we couldn't see the house next door to us. Now trees have grown tall in all three cities, and we don't have the awful storms that we used to have.
We are very thankful that we live in an area that doesn't have tornados, severe flooding or humid air -- and it does cool down in the evenings. We are blessed to live in the Tri-Cities.
BOB and CONNIE GEORGE, Pasco