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Christmas Good News

How about a little Christmas good news from beautiful downtown Edmonds to add some brightness to your holiday season? Two heart warming, throat-lump producing incidents, that I think warrant “reporting”, recently occurred at Sound Styles.

The first “Kodak moment” happened Thursday of last week when an out of town grandma came in with her two year old grandson, Gavin. Gavin spied the 43 inch tall nutcrackers we have on display and went over to one to investigate. Seeing almost eye to eye with the painted soldier, Gavin’s grandma showed him how the jaw worked and then let him open and close the jaw himself. He was mesmerized and proceeded to poke his little fingers in the nutcracker’s nose and stroke his soft beard. Every move Gavin made was executed with such gentleness. I asked Gavin if he would like to have a nutcracker. Yes, you guessed his gentle response. I gave him one of the smaller ones we had on display, put it in a bag for him and, amidst thank you lessons, they departed. The bag was almost bigger than he was.

Then on Friday I looked up to see Gavin and his grandma enter the store. Grandma had taken the enclosed picture which she wanted me to see, but Gavin was carrying a candy cane which he held out to me and said in his sweet small voice, “thank you again for the nutcracker”. Oh, that darn lump! Merry Christmas grandma and Gavin!

Fast forward to Sunday when a young woman entered the store asking if it was too late to participate in our Washington Kids in Transition giving tree. No, I said, there are two days until pick up and 8 items left on the tree. She went on to explain that they had already purchased multiple items that weren’t necessarily ones on the tree and could we just make sure they got to WKIT anyway. Of course we were happy to oblige. Five minutes later she and three others delivered three sleeping bags, three warm blankets, warm boys sweatshirts and socks, girls cuddly jackets, underwear and sox, two balls and a grocery bag full of food items. They were all so happy to give and that darn lump appeared again. That was almost two hours ago now and that darn lump has still not disappeared. Whoever you were, thank you and Merry Christmas!

And that concludes our report for now of Christmas good news from 100 5th Ave N in beautiful downtown Edmonds. Merry Christmas to you all! And Merry Christmas to me!

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