One story of sadness, another of hope

Sadness: Drove home just after 7 pm, headed up 35th (not our usual route) in hopes of seeing the gathering for Susanne Scaringi at 35th & Graham. Even more striking than the growing group we saw in that bleak lot (decorated earlier by mourners, as shown in this photo e-mailed to us tonight) was the line of bicyclists making their way after dusk, up the first big post-golf course hill on 35th, to get to the memorial. Learned even more about Susanne in this article today; a recent arrival in West Seattle, gone much too soon. Godspeed.

Hope: Another media account (video link here) brings us up to date on Cheryl Stumbo, the West Seattle woman who was among the survivors of the Jewish Federation shooting attack downtown two months ago. Good to hear about her recovery.

1 Reply to "One story of sadness, another of hope"

  • andrew February 21, 2007 (10:08 pm)

    Feb 21 @ 10 pm – just saw the SDOT guys taking a saw to the bike memorial dedicated to Susanne Scaringi. Not sure why it needs to come down, because it serves as a reminder for drivers to slow down and look out for bikes. We moved to WS the same time Susanne and her husband did and want her memory to live on.

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