Kim Malcolm talks with Seattle Department of Transportation spokesperson Sue Romero about how Seattle is preparing for snow. Between one and three inches is expected to fall in the Seattle area on Thursday night.
“Dad went and borrowed the money,” he says. “And before we was through milking cows, we was milking about 60 head.”
This was outside of Portland in the 1930s and '40s. Skirvin was too young to fight in World War II. Soon after it ended he received a quick lesson in economics when he and his brother were hired to log off their neighbor’s land.
“We milked those cows all month and about the same as we’d make in a week logging.” he says.
Seattle’s reputation as a vibrant, progressive, culturally relevant city is the product of decades of vision and growth. Many Seattleites participated in building that progress, but no one has done more to develop the arts culture of this city than Virginia Wright. Over the last 60 years of her adult life, Wright has helped transform what was once a cultural outlier into a world-class art destination.