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It’s been nearly seven years, but Bridget Clawson is still learning to be a widow.“I look back every now and then, and I can see how I have learned, grown, tried and failed ... and tried again,” she writes in an excerpt from “The Widow Lessons.”That’s the title of her book in progress — a project the Edmonds woman hopes not to tackle alone.
EVERETT — They gathered on a raw afternoon to say goodbye to a friend from the streets, a man they all knew as Rudy.
Bundled in heavy coats, alone and in groups, they walked in from the cold. They settled Thursday in the pews of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. They prayed, sang, shed tears and remembered.
At the close of the memorial service, one man raised a fist and his voice. His words filled the cavernous...
Kayden Williams grabbed a red plastic shovel. Holding it in his chubby toddler hand, he dug into a makeshift sandbox — a container filled with cornmeal.
"Oh fun," said his mom, Betty Williams, 20. Her little boy smiled and dumped cornmeal onto a dropcloth spread on the floor of their Everett apartment.
Visiting the young family Wednesday, Adrienne Matthias watched Kayden manipulate other toys in the box, and spill more cornmeal. "You're...
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