Cat vs Car; Storm Drains; Thanksgiving; More; Song: Declaration Of Independence

CONTENTS 11/12/2020
Cat vs Car
Storm Drains
Thanksgiving Caution
Noise?
Salmon And Seal Watching
Marie Eaton Correction
Humidity For Musicians
Radio Free Fl!p: Declaration Of Independence

CAT VS CAR

Sorry for the bad news, there is a poor kitty, likely was hit by a car, just near the bus stop on Northwest and Illinois on the west side of the street. It’s a orange cat.  Respectfully, ~ Jessica Dowrey, Office Assistant at ElderLaw, on that corner.

STORM DRAINS

Ahead of this weekend’s forecasted storm, a reminder to check the storm drains on your block, and remove any leaves and debris. It’s on my to- do list for today. ~ Rhonda Younker

[Lots of wind and rain coming. Be alert for traffic as you work safely! Love/Fl!p]

THANKSGIVING CAUTION

Thinking About a Holiday Gathering? Look at This Troubling Map First. An alarming visualization shows the odds that at least one Covid-positive person attends a given event. It should give us all pause about family plans. ~ Ann Shannon

Read in WIRED: https://apple.news/A5KGnT4LGSWWhsr8nLZyHUQ

NOISE?

Do you know what the constant high pitched noise outside last night was? Utter Street near North.  Thanks, ~ Amanda Robins

SALMON AND SEAL WATCHING

On Tuesday, a half hour before sunset, which occurred at 4:35 PM, our family went to the waterfalls, off of W Holly St. near the

Maritime Heritage Center, 1600 C St, Bellingham, WA 98225

We had been told that salmon were making their way up the rapids to freshwater to spawn.  We were amazed and surprised to see many 18 inch to 2 feet long salmon by the river edge, adjusting to return from salt water in the bay to fresh water in Whatcom Creek.  We also saw as many as 6 seals trolling the waters for a quick meal.  This has been going on for about a week so far, and is a hidden treasure of Bellingham during the migration season. ~ Barry Cole

MARIE EATON CORRECTION

Thursday Nov.12th 7:00 pm
Fairhaven College Music Festival Streaming Series
Marie is a fine songwriter who reaches deep. She’s also one-fourth of the amazing band, Motherlode.
Click one of these links at 7 PM Thursday:
Fairhaven College  – Through Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/298533994557015
The link for YouTube should be the FHC Music Festival Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBsKY_QvR5V3kehVn1Zggw

HUMIDITY FOR MUSICIANS

Wooden Instruments are at risk of cracking from sudden drying of the air. From George Thomas, who built my beloved Columbia Neighborhood guitar:

Keep your eye on the humidity gauge. The humidity is ok now but hit only 30% last week. Tell your friends. In case any ask, the soap dish with some holes drilled in it and dampened natural sponge inside, is easy to make and cheap. People should use two. There are a few good commercial “in case” humidity devices and some not so good.

I just phoned Windworks, here in the neighborhood, across from the RE-Store. They are ordering a stock of my favorite guitar humidifiers, by Oasis, which should arrive next week some time. They cost $20 and are by far the easiest to use I have ever encountered. (360) 733-5840

RADIO FREE FL!P: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Here’s a giggle! I learned it from the singing of Laura Smith. Pete Seeger sings it here, and he put it to music. Wolcott Gibbs’s 4 year old son was singing to himself in the bathtub, and Wolcott transcribed it. Recorded in1975.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwTp3BctVL8

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511  2518 Cherry Street flip@columbianeighborhood.org

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