Julia Hodgson 
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Re: “This Old House

Golly gee folks! I think my long and thorough dissertation on several remedies and helpful hints to help this property owner satisfy your neighborhood concerns, have been met with a YAWN! Being a good neighbor is more than registering complaints and fines from the governing entities. Remember what you learned in the sandbox at Kindergarten..."if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"! And Elementary School...."don't critize without offering a solution". I see there were no other ideas presented, (except the guy who wants to burn it down--nice fella-- is he a sampling of who this guy has to work with?) and only 2 likes. This article is very interesting but it appears the neighborhood is only interested in taking note of the problems and not being part of the solutions. Anyone can complain. thats the easy part, but to "love your adversary" takes an exceptional grown up and mature person. Maybe someone like that will yet show up!

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Posted by Julia Hodgson on 05/13/2015 at 8:37 AM

Re: “This Old House

I don't even live in the city. My comment will likely bring out the usual group of in the box thinkers that will comment from their "all about me" viewpoint. As I am one that sees our history as something we should learn from instead of starting over with our values and wisdom for every generation, maybe this neighborhood can look to your grandparents and great grandparents fora solution. Do you remember the barn-raising ideas of farm communities. No? That's because those ideas are only stories to us. People who worked together for the betterment of the whole seems to be only celebrated in the country's welfare system these days. Your grandparents never expected the government to come in and solve your problems. Most of you seem to prefer it.

No doubt you would celebrate the idea of a Spokane's Rich History gala; and include the home of Bing Crosby in it ( but only if it is live able perhaps) yet you seem uninterested in doing even small acts of kindness, pay it forward if you will, to aid not ONLY yourselves but someone else. You get the gov. To come out and place fines on the project?!?! How does that help you?

I have done a little more research here. Would you be interested in knowing that Henry Peirce III is the only existing bloodline descendent of one of our country's presidents? There is some rich history for you! President Franklin Peirce would have been honored by your grandparents! Why don't you all put aside your justified irritation, your justified disgust, your justified impatience and justified and real feelings of loosing advantage, and form a non-profit committee to help complete the house. Surely there is enough reason with just the historical connections I have mentioned here to bring the interest of the historical society or one like it into the picture!

I can sit here and thinkof three or four ways you can make this better:
1) do a local fundraiser for the man
2) do a crowd funding project to help with needed materials
3) tell the city to donate the costs of the fines and fees they placed on the project back into the project .
4) gather community interest to gain the talent of local machine Operators who would volunteer their time and effort.
5) local unions like Operators 701 or the carpenters union might do a public interest piece ( to show us all how our unions can care for community interests) Especially now when so many are out of work. I know several members of these unions who have been out of work for longer than any of us would like to even think about, and maybe a community project would bring some warmth into some cold hearts!

Sheesh. All you who love government to solve all of mans problems can call Predident Obama--the community organizer of organizers and he can buss in people to help! He will be looking for work one of these days-----wait---scratch that one----brings in more trouble! Nah! Just do it yourself. For the good of your neighbor, for the good of the neighborhood, for the good of the city, for the good of the country, for the good of history, for the honor of those who lived entire us and gave us the inheiritence of the city you live in. See there is a lot if good in there somewhere people!

If you need some help in the example department, look up Willmington, OH. Their whole city came together for a larger project than Mr. Pierce III's project and everyone was the better for it.

Now go out and make life better people!!

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Posted by Julia Hodgson on 05/06/2015 at 9:22 AM

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