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Western Young Friends New Year’s Gathering 2019-2020

Dear Friends:

Leaves are falling, apples are ripening, the days are getting shorter. That can only mean one thing: New Years Gathering is just around the corner!

This is an annual Quaker gathering to welcome the new year with worship and community. The Gathering lasts five nights and alternates between being held in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

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Natural Disaster and Elderly Resources

Dear Editor:

I manage a website that focuses on senior citizen safety (elderscorps.org), and I’ve noticed that many elders don’t have the information they need to stay safe when a natural disaster strikes. Of course, storm/weather safety is an important topic for people of all ages, and it’s important that everyone has the information they need to stay prepared.

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A Friendly Gift for an Unhoused Person (abridged)

Dear Friends:

My niece, who has been homeless, recommended preparing an old yet serviceable purse with sample sizes of nine useful items. This could be a gift to someone living on the street. The purse should have a shoulder strap so that it can be carried in addition to a backpack and still leave a person’s arms and hands free.

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Matters of Race and Witness (2)

Dear Friends:

My reaction to Zae Asa Illo’s article and the Friends-of-Color Epistle was one of sadness and frustration. How can we have a Friends-of-Color Epistle with a message that could have been written years ago? How can we have an article by an African-American Quaker, which is both personal and authentic yet not surprising?

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