10/14/11 - 9:01am
In Week One as a snowbird from Alaska wintering in Washington state, two events stand out: holding my day-old great-granddaughter, Emilynn, and fishing on the Skagit River with my grandson, Doug Palmer.
A few weeks ago, when I first told Doug that I'd be in Washington for the fall and winter, I'd hinted that he should get a boat, so we could go fishing. I didn't think he'd take me seriously. It turned out that he'd been thinking about getting a boat for a long time, so he acted on my suggestion.