What Are People Doing?

Every week the Town Crier blog will look back at Seattle’s near-forgotten Town Crier magazine to see what was happening then and talk about what’s happening now. One of the largest sections of the original Town Crier was “What People Are Doing,” highlighting things like, “The officers of the battleship Idaho were hosts of a dansante and luncheon” and, “Miss Florence Williams attended the ball for the Prince of Wales.” In this series we’re revisiting the old column and tying it to our community’s current happenings, asking: “what are people doing?”

Today’s entry…

The writers of the September 27, 1919 edition of the Town Crier were fond of September. A small story read, “Like wine to those that be of heavy heart are the lovely days of September, cool and bracing in the mornings and evenings, with sunny, hot noons. The second blooming of the roses adds a June touch to the gardens, and with the gorgeous dahlias, brilliant geraniums, softly shaded asters and the crisp sweet peas, the autumn lingers with us in beauty as though it were loath to take its departure.”

Before September departs, friends, add your own touch to Seattle’s gardens. On September 28, at Yesler Terrace Park, join Town Hall and The Black Farmer Collective for a Town Green Day of Service. Starting at 10 am, lend your hands for a morning of urban gardening, helping a local space grow strong and become a thriving community resource.

Wear appropriate clothes. Participants will assist in tasks like weeding, tilling, planting and more. You can learn more about the event here. Let’s keep autumn’s beauty linger a bit longer.

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