A Ketchikan 'Auld Lange Syne'
By Colleen Scanlon
December 30, 2005
Thank you June for your lovely article. It was especially great
to see the pictures of Tongass Towers and the Marine View (formally
Wingren Court which my grandfather Paul Wingren built) except
I do believe that the building in the lower right of the picture
is Wingren Courts not Tongass Towers.
Your detailed account of your
arrival in Ketchikan had me chuckling right down to you hanging
out the window to have that cigarette!! I could just picture
it. I always so enjoy your articles and am so glad that Sitnews
provides a forum for you to keep involved in the community. We
miss you here in rainy Ketchikan!!!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
(Received 12/29/05 - Published
About: Colleen Scanlon is a
38 year resident of Ketchikan.
A Ketchikan 'Auld
Lange Syne' By JUNE
ALLEN - The familiar strains of that New Year's anthem play over
and over again in my mind as I think of the new year, brand new
2006, fast approaching. The lyrics of Auld Lane Syne simply remind
listeners not to forget old friends and places. I myself don't
need reminders to remember good old Ketchikan and all my old
friends as I sit here at the computer keyboard in far away Palmer,
Alaska. I could never, ever forget Ketchikan or that first impression
of Ketchikan that awaited me when I arrived! It was a long time
ago. - More...
Thursday - December 29, 2005
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