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LONG BEACH, Wash. — This past weekend I decided to visit and see what was going on over there. I arrived in the middle of a downpour and found retired policeman, past Cranberry park resident, and RV troubleshooter, Sue Mann, crawling around on the floor of Shirley Fisher’s rig. “There’s some problem with a white wire somewhere,” was how Sue put it.
Soon current park resident Rick Burn, part of the ad hoc repair team, wandered in and was promptly scolded by Shirley for not wiping his feet; then park manager Terry Lockhart arrived with poodles Millie and Gretchen, both in hooded raincoats (the dogs, not Terry who was about to get totally drenched). There commenced a rollicking round-robin of storytelling and laughter about who had met whom when, how the park community operates (Terry rules with velvet gloves), and the pros and cons of RV living.
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