In the past few days we have been reminded once again how important friends, family and community are to all of us.

The horrific slide that has occurred near the town of Oso has decimated the homes and lives of many of our neighbors in the Stillaguamish river valley. Our hearts and thoughts are with them in this terribly long and arduous recovery.

Our Fedex driver Craig that has picked up our mantels to be shipped to customers is quite familiar with most of those families directly involved as they have been his customers at different times. He has travelled Steelhead road which is now no more.

We will, for a very long time, be mindful of these folks in this small area and the support that is so very much needed.