Readers rave about Rise n’ Shine Family Camp, pulling together for Houston and sympathy from county animal control; rant about “bozos” who don’t like to wait for wheelchair users to board the bus, and those pesky election signs
RAVE For the tireless efforts of volunteers who organized this year’s Rise n’ Shine Family Camp for children and young teens affected by HIV/AIDS. The Rise n’ Shine Foundation folded shortly after last year’s camp and the kids were heartbroken at the prospect of it being the last one. But volunteers made it happen again! I’m so touched and grateful for the wonderful experience my son has had, and I hope and pray that he can go again next year.
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the car that pulled in front of us a block from the toll booths after we’d been waiting for an hour and a half in the ferry line. Rave to the tollbooth staff who made them turn around and go to the end of the line.
RAVE To Houstonians for renewing our country’s faith in mankind. There’s no “us” and “them” in times of disaster. Too bad we can’t live in that world every day, people being kind despite race or political affiliation. We should all strive to live our lives in kindness, not hate.
RANT To the owner who looked adoringly at his cute dog while it was running unleashed at the beach and making repeated playful grabs for my assistive cane while I was walking. Not cute. Get a clue — my cane is not a dog toy. I need it for balance and support.
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RAVE AND RANT Rave to the bike-share companies, I see lots of people having fun and riding bikes using this new service in Seattle. Rant that I can’t use them because I have a Windows phone, and in Microsoft country, yet! The first company that provides an app that works on my Windows phone gets my business and probably a whole bunch of new Microsoftie customers!
RANT AND RAVE Rave to Metro drivers who consistently welcome all and treat folks in wheelchairs with respect and patience. Rant to bozos who complain that boarding and anchoring a wheelchair takes up a few minutes of their day.
RANT With elections over, candidates and their volunteers need to retrieve all the campaign signs posted on medians, shoulders and other public land. They’re not going to throw themselves out. Finish the job, please!
RAVE After receiving my Seattle Pet Licensing renewal form for my amazing poodles, Max & Pepper, who both passed away recently, I called as requested to tell them the animals were no longer in my care. The wonderful woman who answered was so kind and sympathetic, though I was sobbing through most of the call. A week later I received a lovely, handwritten sympathy card from Seattle Animal Control, showing that city government really cares.