Everyone has a story

John Fannin had a great personal column in the Aug. 1 edition, about the history among our neighbors.

Reading obituaries often brings to the forefront interesting lives that have lived in our communities, like the gentleman John described. Many times, I too, have wished there would have been an opportunity to hear their story firsthand.

Complete newspaper articles would not be necessary, but just enough information to pique one's interest in learning more.

Being a longtime Sunnyside citizen and interested in its history and the people who made history, I do have a suggestion for the Daily Sun News to expose the many who have had unique life experiences in our community. Perhaps the "Get to Know" feature that appears weekly could be used in this way...a more in-depth interview might be considered. Their picture while they are among us would be nice, too. Why wait until the obituary before the community reads of the interests, service or travels that makes persons who they are?

"Everyone has a story" noted Northwest author Jane Kirkpatrick at a recent appearance at a ladies tea sponsored by a women's Bible study group of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Jane maintained having meaningful conversations and hearing people's stories enriches one's life. In the same way, our neighbor's stories could do that for those who call Sunnyside home.

/s/ Ruth Ganser, Sunnyside


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