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In light of many tragedies, emotionally charged issues and events both nationally and globally and seemingly ever-elusive respect in much of public discourse, I share this reflection and open invitation:
Happy 4th of July! We hope you have fun plans for the day — and we hope you, your loved ones and your home stay safe too!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: An earlier version of this story included information about the Family Fourth celebration at the Ocean Shores Convention Center and a professional fireworks show at Ocean Shores on the Fourth. The information was incorrect. There is a professional fireworks show at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.
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Dear Abby: I have been with “Tom” for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I’m 24. Here’s the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks.
Dear Readers: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, “Against the Tide in New Jersey.” He said his “independent, intelligent, loving” daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and had recently moved in with them. The man also said he and his wife approve of the young men.
One thing about beach time, it gives you plenty of space to cogitate about things … Things like water.
D ear Abby: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl).
Q: What does your faith say about marriage?
Editor’s note: This week’s Profile is a first-person piece written by Briana Arnold, who was raised in Hoquiam and is now a Peace Corps volunteer. Over the next year or so, she will be writing periodic stories about her experiences.
A saxophone quartet, a children’s program and a Patsy Cline tribute have been added to the 2015-2016 season for Sunday Afternoon Live. SAL is the Willapa Harbor organization that has delivered live entertainment to the area for the past 12 years.
Dear Abby: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family.