Do we realize Vashon is a precious jewel?

I want to recognize a few places that make Vashon as special as it is.

I have lived on Vashon for 20 years and every day I realize what a precious jewel Vashon really is. I want to especially recognize a few places.

I will start with the wonderful service offered by the Vashon Pharmacy, allowing me to establish credit and filling my pill boxes every two weeks with 12 different drugs. With my poor vision, I am not safe to manage my own medications. They make my life safe and comfortable.

Thriftway also allowed me to establish credit and has delivered my groceries way before this crisis with great, accurate service.

What can I say about the Senior Center? It is the first place I went 20 years ago to play Bingo and meet people. I used to spend 3 to 4 days at the Center including being picked up for lunch. And they take me on medical visits to Seattle when I need it. I miss everybody so much. But I get to talk to Kathleen now and then which is really wonderful.

I love the smell of the air. It brings back memories of visiting my grandmother near Point Orchard which takes me back home. I think I have been given a special sense of the natural world as I have exceptional experiences like this morning when a very pregnant doe visited my window.

Thank you, Vashon Island.

— Sunny Baldwin