FOLLOWUP: Tiny crime victim gets a sign of neighborly kindness

Thanks to a kindhearted WSB reader, little Corliss has a sign again.

Backstory: Last Thursday’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup included his dad’s report that someone made off with the street sign they’d bought from the city in his honor – and while the stolen sign is still out there somewhere, the family has a new sign, and reason to take heart. The photo and update are from Corliss’s dad Justin:

Thank you for posting our issue. A nice West Seattle-ite read the blog and came up with a new Corliss sign. His father passed away in January; while cleaning out the garage, he found a Corliss sign. It feels good to live in a community as kind as West Seattle!

7 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Tiny crime victim gets a sign of neighborly kindness"

  • AJP August 10, 2015 (12:26 pm)

    Aw, that’s lovely!

  • I. Ponder August 10, 2015 (12:27 pm)

    Wow! Such a beautiful gesture.

  • rob August 10, 2015 (12:58 pm)

    it always makes me happy to hear stories of good neighbors here. the city can be too anonymous sometimes.

    also, in case anyone is looking to get a sign of their own, the city sells the old ones from their surplus warehouse just south of spokane street on 2nd. here’s a list of the signs they currently have available:

  • ChefJoe August 10, 2015 (2:05 pm)

    and the signs are pretty affordable rob. you just have to get to their surplus warehouse under the spokane viaduct on 2nd avenue S.
    “As the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) installs new street signs, the department will store the old ones and make them available to anyone for $5 – $15 (depending on sign and condition).”

  • Mike Lindblom August 10, 2015 (3:35 pm)

    @chefjoe – A minor point, but the font indicates the “CORLISS AVE N” sign in the photo is from Shoreline, not Seattle, although apparently the SDOT also has five Corliss signs in the warehouse, based on Rob’s link.

  • Maggie August 10, 2015 (4:45 pm)

    Awwwww….love this!

  • Wild One August 11, 2015 (8:07 am)


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