Thanksgiving has always been a celebration of family, friends and food where you do not eat until everyone has a place at the table.
If a friend or coworker did not have a place to celebrate Thanksgiving they were invited and another place was set at the table.
Our family has made an effort to anonymously adopt a family and provide them with a holiday meal whenever we had the means to help out.
We recently contacted one of Woodinville’s newest restaurants, Gobble, to see if we could purchase a full Thanksgiving meal for a family in need.
We were both pleased and surprised that the owner of Gobble not only would sell us a meal for a family in need, but they also requested the opportunity to share the cost with us by providing a full holiday meal for half price.
In addition to the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy and side dishes listed on the menu, the employees at Gobble also baked pies for the family, going well above and beyond our expectations.
It is said that character is defined by what you do when no one is watching.
The owner and employees of Gobble have helped to make Thanksgiving more meaningful for a local family because they were inspired to help out purely in an effort to assist a community member in need.
Our community benefits and celebrations are more meaningful when local businesses make an effort to reach out and assist our residents in need.
Many thanks to the owner and employees at Gobble!
T. Landau, Woodinville
It has been a month since the historic, inaugural election for mayor in the township of Grace, your northerly neighbor.
As campaign manager for both candidates, it is my duty to report that the results remain in question.
The Grace Election Commission is having difficulty reconciling a Grace population of 12 (see the “welcome” sign on Highway 9) and the fact that it collected or received 434 marked ballots. The commission appears to be in a bit of a quandary.
Neither candidate has instructed me to concede on his behalf.
In the interim, please suggest to your readers that they disregard any candidate’s claim to have prevailed in an electoral landslide.
Hugo B. Jonsen, Grace