The plunge, the thrift store | Letters to the Editor
Last updated 1/13/2019 at Noon
Polar Bear Plunge: A drink may have helped in the old days
Regarding the Polar Bear Plunge (“Dip, duck, plunge, smile,” Jan. 3): This way to welcome in the new year had been a longtime event for some Edmonds old timers.
Only, it happened usually without publicity and with less than a handful of kids. Although, there was one man who did it, usually alone, for many years in fact, until he was quite old.
He was mentioned in the newspapers. As a dumb kid, I did it myself in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
It didn’t take me long to decide I had enough.
Puget Sound is very cold, even in the summer, let alone in January. Maybe it would have been more enjoyable if I had indulged in a pre-plunge drink.
Also, a crowd probably makes it easier.
Betty Lou Gaeng Lynnwood
See you at the new thrift store
A shout out to the Edmonds Senior Center.
So many of us so enjoyed our thrift store visits with such a nice and fun staff. Your volunteering made it all passable during the years we Edmonds shoppers stopped in for cards, clothes, or just for a peek at the great view.
You are missed already. See you at the new temporary store up the hill at Westgate.
Linda Danielson Edmonds
Editors’ note: The senior center thrift store has an open house Saturday, Jan. 19, at its temporary location in the QFC Shopping Center.