From Hiroshima to Hope

I wrote “memories” on my lantern, because no matter the path our world choses concerning nuclear arms, we should never forget the hibakushas and the lives it took away 70 years ago.

“From Hiroshima to Hope” event at Green Lake last night.

Edith Macefield’s House

Tsuboike-8564

Edith Macefield is a neighborhood legend in Ballard. She turned down a million dollar offer from developers to sell her house, not because she was opposed to development, but simply because she did not want to leave where she had spent most of her life. I’ve seen similar stories in Disney’s “Up” and the picture book “The Little House,” and I think that it’s okay to hold on to what’s important to you. Edith passed away in 2008 in her home.

The house is currently for sale, but will be demolished at the end of this month unless a buyer steps forward.