Letters for the week of May 23
Parking frustration at beach park
My family loves Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. And so does a million other people.
So when my daughter and I took her four kids down there on a sunny Saturday, we rode round and round the parking lots for several minutes looking for a place to park.
Cars were parked in front and behind one another in the boat and trailer parking area to the point that it was filling mostly with cars and no trailers. One of these places opened up and we pulled in. A man stopped in front of us and swore at us for parking there. He was trying to find a place for his car and trailer.
I told him he didn’t need to get nasty; we were willing to move, which we did. But it did him no good because the car behind us was still there blocking half the space.
We took the highroad, but the kids were very disappointed, as we could not find a parking spot even after several more attempts. We then went to a park with no beach.
I think people are confused about the parking and frustrated when they can’t find a place to park. Do the police ticket those in the trailer parking, or is it free to all when the park is so busy?
There doesn’t seem to be a place to add parking. But it would be nice if everyone who wanted to enjoy the beach could.
Let’s do the impossible
“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will be among the stars” (author unknown) or, as a logger would say, “Do something, even if it is wrong.”
Both imply that it is better to try something good even if you are not always successful than to do nothing at all.
Nothing seems to be impossible. In just over the past 100 years, we have learned to fly, traveled to the moon and built automobiles that practically drive themselves.
Too much money and energy is spent on wars and fighting each other, but in spite of the negatives, we manage to do some great things.
One of my favorite true stories is about the newborn baby boy without eyes and who can’t walk. He learned how to play music. His father takes him to school sports in a special wheelchair and marches while his son plays with the school band. He can’t walk and he can’t see, but he can sure play music.
I love non-violent sports, and I saw a replay of Ryan Hall who set a new American record in the half marathon in 59 minutes and 43 seconds. You have to be pretty good to do it in 1 hour and 15 minutes. I missed that mark by 15 minutes some 30 years ago.
Let’s do more to help people do the impossible and less on negativism. I see stars (literally) when I try to ride a unicycle and “crash,” so my goal is to try and do something different that I am successful at and help other people reach their goals.
Anders F. Jacobsen,