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Saturday, 21 January 2017

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The march drew residents from the Long Beach Peninsula, Washington and the north coast of Oregon.  Our march was one of many sister marches nationwide and world wide for today’s huge march in Washington, D.C. Because we have so many photos, I’m dividing the story into two parts.

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We gathered in downtown Astoria at a plaza near the Garden of Surging Waves at 11:00 AM.

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on the way with some other marchers we met.

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The Long Beach Peninsula was well represented.

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Allan’s photo

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Karen, potter from Long Beach

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Queen La De Da as Wonder Woman

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Gene, former city manager of Long Beach (Allan’s photo)

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Hello to blog reader Judy, on her phone (Allan’s photo)

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and me (photo by Rebecca F)

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Rebecca, in disbelief, as am I

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signs from last weekend’s sign painting party.

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Our peninsula friend Lola

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Lola again

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Our new-this-year friends Roxanne and Veda, in hats knitted by local Ocean Park artist Michelle.

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Laila from our favourite hang out, Salt Pub

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me with Ann from Ilwaco

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our good friend Susie from Long Beach

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Wendi, Bruce, Jane, Betsy

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Allan’s photo

I almost wept when I saw this photo because I have not thought of this poem for years…All I needed was to see the words “common woman” and it all came back to me.  “I swear to you, I swear it on my common woman’s head, the common woman is as common as a common loaf of bread…and will rise!” by Judy Grahn.  I suddenly remembered being 22 years old and loving that poem. And here we are again 40 years later with the same rights under threat….and worse threats to so many.

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Our canine sisters and brothers also attended.

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Reminds me of someone who said she was a “breed snob” about dogs.  Equality for dawgs and people!

 

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The crowd kept growing and growing, making it hard to move around, carrying a sign, and taking photos at the same time.

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11:00 AM

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I would not approve of an All Lives Matter sign.  This is a clever play on that and appeals to me as a gardener.

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As does this one.  (Allan’s photo)

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Allan’s photo

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It is always good to put a back on your sign so it looks good from both sides.

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beautiful crowd, beautiful town

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Allan’s photo

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a little after noon…some had already started to march out of the plaza.

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Astoria is a tidal fishing town!

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off we go to march through town…

to be continued…

 

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