John and Cecilia of Depoe Bay reports they cooked up a bunch of blueberry muffins and took them to the Coast Guard station in Depoe Bay where great souls have gone without pay for over a month.
What they walked into was a station staffed by clean cut professional young men and women. On the job and ready for anything thrown at them in the line of duty. John and Cecilia asked them how they are doing. They said okay, but they could feel the vibe of worry and concern, maybe over supporting a family, a new baby, car repairs, how to make the rent payment, food for the dinner table, whatever.
“These guys and gals are heroes,” said John. This morning, the Coast Guard helicopter was on a mission. Grim sign that someone has decided to go swimming. As the good rep has said, all we have to do is look at the missions the Coast Guard has performed since the shutdown. Ask anyone who has been rescued from death by these warriors, and they would likely say there is no dollar amount that can be laid on their service and skills.
Check out these beautiful souls if you are cruising through the Depoe Bay and can offer your good wishes – maybe even some ice cream. They said the outpouring of support has been great from the community. May this continue.
John said, “Then our friends at NOAA…as much as I’d like to strangle a few of them for their weather forecasts… we need to make sure they are safe too!”
John and Cecilia Kennedy