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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

$150,000 for Hat and Boots restoration

OK, Merry Christmas Seattle. I've been sick for two weeks, but I'm not as bad off as city officials, who turned down the bid from Compass Center to fund temporary shelter for homeless people but have committed $150,000 to restore the Hat 'n Boots that used to sit along East Marginal Way in the industrial area.

As much as I like roadside attractions (Wall Drug -- oh yeah baby!) I don't get the priorities.

Wake up Seattle! Why aren't private donations from Georgetown rolling in? THEY DON'T CARE! Why should the city put the money up? NO ONE WILL DIE without Hat 'n Boots.

No, wait. What's the sleeping capacity under the brim of that hat?



Anonymous donna.pierce said...

You've GOT to be kidding. YOU MUST BE KIDDING!!! FOR THE HAT 'n' BOOTS???????? But not for people who are on the knife edge of survival????????????? Rick, are we living in a surreal universe after all? Is the apocalypse next?

7:29 PM  
Blogger katia said...


this is incomprehensible.

3:25 PM  

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