Lara Simmons
From the Members

Three Beautiful Things

Lara Simmons on May 12th, 2011 1 Comment

One of my favorite personal blogs is called Three Beautiful Things. Every day a British woman named Claire writes about three beautiful things she has experienced. She has done this EVERY DAY since 2004.

I find this kind of dedication to gratitude practice (and to blogging) impressive and since discovering it I have tried to notice the beautiful things in my life each day.

This week I would like to share with you three beautiful things from the Wallingford Branch:

  1. A True Gem – This past week Gerald X. Diamond, one of our members passed away. Gerry lived in the apartment building across the street and was a fixture at the Wallingford Branch. Until recently Gerry rode 5 to 10 miles on his bike every day, played piano for the Fremont Outdoor Market on Sundays and he never left the branch without leaving behind a kind word or a bit of wisdom. If you would like to learn more about Gerry, you may read his Seattle P-I obituary.
  2. True Convenience – May is mobile month at Verity! A great new service to our members, Mobile Banking comes in three flavors: Text Banking for members with quick fingers, our Mobile Banking website ( for members who already love the Verity website, and Mobile Banking Apps for members who are addicted to their smart phones. Better yet all three are FREE! Learn more.
  3. True Passion – Verity member Todd Hjermstad has been talking up his band Roxbury Pound for the past year. On May 14th you have the chance to see them live and in person at Wallingford’s own Seamonster Lounge, where they will share their brand of “energizing funk” with the Wallyhood. The show starts at 9:00 p.m.
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One Response

  1. Sasha says:

    Oh, Lara. Apologies for the belated comment, but I missed this when it was fresh.

    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of one of your beloved members. That’s hard. It sounds like he was a lovely man who lived life fully! What an honor to have had him be a part of your day when he came in, he sounds like a kind and inspiring man.

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