Tacoma has museums, photo archives at the library, and many websites dedicated to preserving its history. However, a truly invaluable way of learning about the history of a city you love is talking to someone who actually lived it.
Let’s be honest, nowadays, with our smartphones, we are all basically amateur photographers. Of course our phone pictures are no replacement for professional portraits, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look good!
Are you in on this Tacoma secret? Maybe you’ve seen the clues without even realizing it. Once a month beautifully designed letterpress art posters are posted around the city, and if you can find one, it’s yours to keep.
Decorating for the holidays has become less common in recent years and for a place like Tacoma that’s a real shame. With all our grey and rainy days, we need as many Christmas lights as possible to twinkle through the gloom of winter.
For me, the word ‘orphan’ makes me think of a young Dickens character roaming the streets of 18th century London in tattered clothes. I always found that image rather romantic as a kid and would pretend to be a poor orphan who would inevitably be adopted by some form of royalty.