Hi Ann, I didn't think to look there. I will as soon as I finish this note.
No, I am not from the east coast. I was born and reared in Michigan and moved to Seattle when I was just eighteen. I went back to Michigan for a year and returned to Oregon and then Washington because I love it here on the west coast. I went to live in Alaska during the 80's and came back outside to earn the credentials to do the job I loved and was doing successfully. I was never able to return to Alaska or that wonderful field of employment.
I may have an opportunity on the employment. If I get to move into the apartment I've found I may be able to work on an activities program for the tenants there. That makes me even more excited about the move. It will be wonderful to have something interesting to do. There isn't a whole lot of interest in my skills in our wilderness community.
Shortly after we moved up here I had occasion to observe the only recreational activity for most of the older members of our community. I had to get change for our local laundromat at the tavern on the same property. I saw a dark, smelly room filled with smoke and people who looked anything but happy. That place is still the major recreational facility for this community and it harbors the most depressed and depressing people I've ever seen. I have attempted unsuccessfully to get something else started, but most of the people up here can't imagine what such a program would do for morale.
I find it so interesting to be a member of the Classy 70's here on Spark People. These are the kind of energetic, forward thinking people I encountered in the AnchorAge Senior Center. I want so much to be a part of that energy and I can see in this move an opportunity for full filling activity for myself.
I am so hoping to make this move.
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