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Flash Flood Watch issued June 01 at 11:01PM PDT until June 02 at 5:00AM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON AND IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IDAHO PANHANDLE TONIGHT... .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM HAS PUSHED THROUGH THE REGION TODAY WITH A NUMBER OF TOWNS HAVING HOURLY RAIN RATES OF THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH...WITH TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF AN INCH. THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE SLOW MOVING AND MAY TRACK OVER SAME AREAS...WHICH

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Rhyme and Reason: Shopping for soap

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I came to Wenatchee almost thirty years ago, and after stints with my husband in Burns and Prineville, Oregon and Elko, Nevada (and a brief layover in Spokane) it seemed like a metropolis. Always a bargain hunter, I became a fan of Grocery Outlet pretty early on. This poem was inspired by the scent of a particular soap I found there one day.

I had the privilege of spending the year between high school and college in Aarau, Switzerland as an American Field Service exchange student. We AFS students were all together for spring break at a stone ruin-turned-hostel in the Alps. I was nineteen and very romantic. This poem is what I wished for that week. It all came flooding back in the aisles of Grocery Outlet.

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