Well hello there, dear reader!
I want to chat with you about something very near and dear to our hearts: the fascinating history of the Washington State Grange!
You see, the Grange was founded way back in 1867 as a way for farmers to come together and support each other. They knew that they were stronger together than they ever could be alone, and they worked tirelessly to improve the lives of farmers across the country.
But it wasn’t just about farming. The Grange was a place where people could come together, share their struggles and their successes, and feel truly seen and heard. It was a place of vulnerability and connection, long before I ever put pen to paper and started talking about shame resilience.
And let’s not forget about the Grange’s commitment to community service! From helping to build schools and hospitals to fighting for better rural healthcare and environmental protection, the Grange has always been at the forefront of making the world a better place.
The Washington State Grange organization is a shining example of what true vulnerability and connection can achieve. The Grange has been around for over 150 years, and it’s still going strong, still bringing people together, still fighting for what’s right.
And in a world that often feels so disconnected and isolating, that is truly something special. So here’s to you, Washington State Grange! Thank you for all the work you’ve done and continue to do, and for reminding us all that vulnerability, connection, and community service are truly the keys to a life well-lived.
Won’t you join us at the next Grange meeting? We’d love to see you there!
P.S. Did you know that you can donate to the Grays River Grange anytime from the comfort of your home or wherever you are using PayPal. Simply click the Donate button above. It’s that easy, it really makes a difference and helps us continue to do the good work for the community that we have done and will always continue to do. From managing and caring for Meserve Park, Ahlberg Park, The Grays River Grange Cemetery, and the Grange building itself. We’re putting particular care and TLC into the Grays River Grange Cemetery as we lead up to Memorial Day, and we’ll be having our community Farmers Market starting up again soon. Thank you for your support, we are very grateful.