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Yes, Santa does exist | Mayor's Corner

 

December 5, 2018



When I was 4 years old, my parents decided to move from Genesee, Idaho, to Spokane. When we left Genesee, there was well under 700 people, a true farming community with a bank, a restaurant, a variety store, a couple of taverns ... you get the idea.

As I look back, my mom and dad were looking to improve our lives. Even though Dad had a job in Genesee, he was looking to better our lives.

When we got to Spokane, a harsh reality set in – jobs were very scarce, it was late November, snow was on the ground, and we did not have much money. In fact, my dad would walk, sometime miles, to apply f...



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