This picture was taken by our dear friend Colleen Aylward whom we have met through our store in Bellevue. Colleen, a native of Walla Walla visits her home town regularly. She was kind enough to take this picture of the house on Palouse Street in Walla Walla, where I lived with my family from 2nd grade through High School. She also has brought us Walla Walla onions and wine.
We were sad to find out last week that Colleen's son J.D. had been the victim of an early morning assault in Bellevue last week and his been in the critical care unit of Harborview for 10 days now. We have been following JD's improving progress since. The Seattle media has since jumped on the story. The Bellevue Police Department are investigating this horrible act of violence and we wish the best for JD.