The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo44° Chance Rain

Friday

Hi49° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo29° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi30° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo13° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi23° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo13° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi29° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo18° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi30° Partly Sunny

Time to make our investment

Send to Kindle
Print This

This time of year, when our schools prepare to offer their levy requests for our consideration, always brings back a flood of memories. Born and raised on a wheat and dairy farm in Eastern Washington, this time of year always meant rising early on snowy mornings to milk the cows — and rounding them up once again just prior to dark on those short winter days.

But it also brings back memories about school election days. You see, it is important to note that both my father and my grandfather were deeply committed to civic responsibility in their community and country. It was in the early 1900s that my grandfather donated land and, with the help of neighbors, built a schoolhouse nearby. It was one of their first accomplishments upon arrival in the Northwest. It was a typical one-room schoolhouse where my dad would attend school through the eighth grade. I would find out later in life that my grandfather went on to serve on the school board of that new school.

View my optionsorSign in