Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Some Die With Their Boots On...And Some Die With Their Hand Out

So, for those of you who haven't heard, Don Perry literally dropped dead yesterday - hopefully before he got to vote for Donald Trump. Anyway, there's a story about it that was just put up on the PDN's website, if you want more info than you're going to find here.

The thing that jumped out at me from the article, aside from the ridiculously large picture at the top of it, and Cherie Kidd's woefully misguided description of Don as "a visionary," was the fact that there's been a GoFundMe account set up to raise money to pay for Don's funeral, and to "help Don's family."

Now, call me old fashioned, but...Even if I was dead I'd be embarrassed by such a thing. This really strikes me as putting out a tin cup and begging for funeral funds, which, to me, is a private family responsibility. As for the "to help Don's family" part, again...It just seems unseemly to me.

Am I wrong here? Am I behind the times? Or is there still some dignity left in death?

He helped "save" the Port Angeles underground...
Now he'll be in Port Angeles, underground.
R.I.P. Don Perry.


63 comments:

  1. It seems very sad to me that a man who has given so much to Port Angeles has to have a "go fund me" by the family to pay for his funeral..I thought he was well appreciated by the business people in town for what he provided here. Is this how Cheri and others rewarded him?..let him live impoverished once he retired from his public service?

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    1. Don's poverty and lack of success was entirely his own fault. He kept and paid rent on an office downtown for years, but never really, actually used it. He ran the underground tours for years, but never got it together to form a non-profit that could have helped preserve the sites, and have possibly created a paid job or two. He regularly, publicly, described himself as "the laziest member" of the city council. And on and on. Don's worst enemy was Don.

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    2. But, didn't he just "SELL" his underground tours to the Black Ball? You'd think, since he owns property, etc etc., that the family could foot the bill and not resort to a go-fund-me.

      Talk about a lack of planning.

      And, for the record....I do not see Cherie's name on the go-fund-me list. Huh, words words words is all she spouts.

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  2. Wow! This is a bit strange. Yes, I knew Don pretty well. We did a lot of things over the years. Yes, of course he was a bit of a buffoon. Yes, he was a right wing nut job. I never relied on him for, well, any thing.

    Maybe that is what I'm pausing about. Wow. Don Perry has come and gone. And now they have a tin cup out for him, just to deal with whats' left.

    Gives a person pause.

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    1. Why? Everyone dies. He was 71, and not in that great shape.
      Why is this a "pause".

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  3. For perspective, let's remember that the only reason Don rates this much notice on his dying is that he was on the city council. And for perspective, let's remember that the only reason he was on the city council was that he defeated Peter Ripley in an election. Finally, let's also remember that the voters booted him off as soon as they could, when he was defeated by Sissi Bruch.

    Maybe he was an affable guy in private, but as a public figure, he was far from able.

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    1. wasn't he on the council during the Karen Rogers years?

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  4. Seems he would have made some money when he sold his Heritage Tours to Blackball Lines, operator of the Coho Ferry. Let's be sure the family endorses this funding arrangement. This wouldn't be the first scam in the area, if it is a scam.

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    1. Obviously alot of people use go-fund-me for personal bills. My preference is to give to those who don't stick their hand out in such a blatant expectant manner.

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  5. Deputy Mayor Cherie Kidd and Perry were elected to the City Council at the same time, in 2007.

    "Kidd said both were part of the Underground Foundation, which joined other community members, including Jackson Smart, whom Kidd said introduced Perry to the Underground, in preserving the landmark."
    So the first thing Cherie has to do is try to take half credit for what he ostensibly did?? She has no shame.

    Second, I agree that things like this should be kept to family. If you want to start a GoFundMe account or set up a bank account where donations can be made, fine, but share it only with those friends and family who ask. Better yet, start yopur own account NOW so when you die, you don't have to put your family through this.

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    1. Kidd is a pathologically lying piece of $h!t

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  6. As someone who worked in city hall during the years Don Perry was on the council, I have to object to the people (on the PDN) saying "what a gentleman he was."

    Don Perry was a tacky, borderline creepy lecher. He was always asking female staff members for hugs, commenting on their looks and bodies, and generally behaving in a boorish and totally unprofessional manner. How the city didn't get sued over his actions, I do not know.

    Enough with the "gentleman" crap. He was a creep!

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    1. Oh, you're also gonna get hate mail...

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    2. ...Which isn't to say you're not correct about how Don behaved in City Hall.

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    3. Years ago, I sat in a room with Don, Cherie and a few other local "civic leaders". The blatantly racist anti- native garbage that came out of their mouths was astonishing.

      In public, they smile and pretend, but in private, you get to see what they really think, and who they really are.

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  7. A man died and his family grieves. Why would anyone write such garbage. Have some respect for the family.

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    1. Please see comment below...All I did was ask a question...And please note that I ended my piece with "R.I.P. Don Perry." That's hardly a slam.

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    2. The begging to bury him is the issue. $5000.00 to bury him?
      Holy moly, like it's our responsibility to stick him in to the ground?
      Most grieving families don't try and make a buck off their dead family member.

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  8. Tacky in life, and tacky in death. That's Don Perry. Points for consistency, anyway.

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  9. I believe you have a gofund me too. So what makes you ok to recieve help and not someone else. What are you doing to make this community a better place. Don was a good man with a huge heart. He helped my family out when we needed it with no questions asked. He loved and cared about everyone in his life. he put 100% into everything he did. Most of his good was volunteer work. No one is begging for help. We are a community that helps one another out when there are times of tragedy and losing Don was a tragedy.

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    1. Ah yes...Another mysterious and ill-informed comment. I have a GoFundMe account? Really? Thanks for passing that along, because it's news to me.

      Do tell...Just what is "my" GoFundMe account saying I need money for? That and any other details you could share with me about my own life would be very much appreciated!

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    2. How many ways do we see how "Our Town" morons have the facts completely wrong?

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    3. the GO FUND ME page, set up by Wendy Hemmert is begging for money for "the family". Did the family authorize this?
      She's also solicited money for a van for some guy (his was stolen) and for what appears to be (a taken down campaign) for Our Town (?)
      So, what the hell is going on?
      Is this a scam? Looks like one.

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  10. Let's hope that others speak just as "kindly" about you days after you pass away, as you do for others. I hope others "think" of how their words could come across callous and disrespectful to you grieving family. You don't have to like or respect the deceased, but you should respect their family during this time.

    A "GoFundMe" is usually started by friends of the families. If you don't wish to help, simply ignore it and move on.

    Your comments give me pause.

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    1. I can SEE when young people have babies die in infancy, to have a go-fund-me to bury the children. I can SEE helping with medical expenses. I cannot see a 71 year old man, without any assets -- when it's been well publicized that he has had various businesses and assets.
      What happened to self-respect, funeral pre-planning, and common sense.

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  11. It could be useful to check the air pollution readings for particulate matter on the day Don died. Recalling testimony from opponents of the Nippon Biomass project, small particulates emitted into the air are said to increase the number of deaths due to heart attacks and strokes.
    On a perhaps related note: Former council member Rich Headrick also died unexpectedly in a similar manner a few years ago. Coincidental, probably........

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    1. The pm2.5 concentrations the afternoon of the 24th ranged from 5 to 7 micrograms per cubic meter-very clean. Silly concern.

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    2. Interesting comment and hypothesis. Those most vulnerable to these kinds of attacks are the elderly and kids with respiratory problems. If you find any numbers, feel free to send them along. That would be an interesting topic...

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    3. New study released today, PM2.5 causes artery damage and other health problems in otherwise healthy 20-somethings:
      http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/30741/20161027/air-pollution-can-damage-arteries-of-even-healthy-people-says-scientists.htm

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    4. Fortunately our pm2.5 concentrations are low except in woodstove and open burn season. Even then, we are in attainment with all standards.

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  12. Oh Boy CK, where do i buy popcorn in bulk? The fine folks over at "Our Town" think you are Joe Crollard! (Sex Offender & Port of Call Website Administrator) This shall be very interesting. All those big website numbers should be going up shortly. Nothing like lots of traffic on a garbage blog.

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    1. Please see comments below. The numbers are up - way up. As a certain certain-to-lose presidential candidate might say, they're up big league.

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    2. So, now the vigilantes are going after wheel-chair bound people with life altering birth defects?

      Talk about a "new low".

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    3. Vigilantes can't stop hating.
      Good time to carry a gun and claim "self defense".
      It's only a matter of time that one of the vigilantes gets taken out of this world for going after (and threatening) the wrong person.
      Then there will be a begging site set up to bury them.
      This town is pathetic.

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  13. This post is a new low for you, Crypt Kicker.

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    1. If you think that asking a sort of "Miss Manners" question about social etiquette as pertains to private mourning and public pleas for money was "low"...Well, I'm sorry. I was just trying to see what other people thought. It still seems very, very strange to me.

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    2. And a very public plea for money, to the entire world.

      Plus consider that some folks do die insolvent. So there are other appropriate ways to handle the financial situation.

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    3. Cremation is under $1000 bucks.

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  14. So, Chelsea Ward has mounted a campaign to defend her Our Town vigilante group, and, as we know, the best defense is to try to smear the people who are saying less than favorable things about you. According to Chelsea, CK, you are actually a convicted pedophile who lives in Port Angeles.

    Again, as we see, the members of this group don't need any proof to direct a campaign of destruction against.

    Chelsea also tells her supporters (and, the way FB works, all THEIR friends) that Dale Wilson runs this blog, so she is asking her supporters to contact advertisers in the Port o Call, and tell them to pull their ads.

    Yet again, they don't require any proof. Chelsea obviously visits this blog, as she referenced this thread about Don in her rant.

    Chelsea (and those of her supporters she directed here), step back and see what you're doing in your efforts to defend you group. You're losing what ever credibility you might have once had. You and your group are helping to reinforce people's ideas and beliefs that Port Angeles is a crime ridden place to be avoided. The more noise you make, the more attention you bring to the dark side of Port Angeles.

    And by todays' FB post, you make it easy to see why Port Angeles in how it is.



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    1. Well, thanks for the tip, and, uh Chelsea...You're kind of way, way, WAY off base there. Sorry. Not even close.

      But that might help explain why the number of pageviews this blog got today is triple the usual number - up well over a thousand! So, for that at least, thanks, Chelsea. You've done this blog a real favor, even if you are totally (and LITERALLY) wrong about everything you think you know.

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    2. Hello? Chelsea? Others of her ilk? Do you see something going on here? How many people came here, today, to see how wonderful Port Angeles is, and what kind of people live here?

      Maybe you should put a billboard up on the i-5 corridor. You know, one of those fancy electronic ones where you can change the message at will, on put up photos. That way, even more people will get to see what a rat-hole Port Angeles is.

      The business community must just be loving you, right about now.

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    3. I commented in your most recent post about this before scrolling down to read the latest here so you already know about Chelsea but hey your blog is YUGE now - congrats! Popcorn indeed!

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  15. Have some respect you sawed off P.O.S! Don Perry was twice the man you will ever be. Literally! P.S. I voted for Trump. I hope he ends your gravy train soon. I'm tired of working my but off to pay for it!

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    1. I am so glad to hear that Don Perry was twice the man I will ever be. Literally! Especially since you don't know what my sex is. Literally!

      As for "my" "gravy train," I also have no idea what you're talking about there. Literally!!! But I'm so sorry you're working so hard that you worked the required second "t" off of the end of the word "butt." LITERALLY!!!!!

      Finally, the chances of Trump winning are (dare I say, LITERALLY) close to ZERO. That's a number you should be familiar with.

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    2. And, we see once again, how these people don't need truth or facts to insult and assault. All they need are assumptions.

      And people doubt these people set fire to that trailer, pepper spray the poor, have "hunting parties" terrorizing the homeless, and all the other terrible things they do? Just look at what they're doing, here.

      As usual, they are assaulting, and they don't even know who they're talking to!

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    3. Port Angeles is being destroyed by people like Chelsea Ward. Makes us look even MORE like bumpkins and mouth-breathing morons.
      Thanks, babe. Stay classy (NOT)

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    4. Watching the actions and comments of those that support Chamberlin, and Our Town appearing in more and more places and with more and more activity I am starting to get seriously concerned about vigilante behavior. Anyone remember Manson's followers?

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  16. Finally...Memo to "Angie." Cutting and pasting the same (misspelled) comment multiple times actually LESSENS the chances that said comment will get through even once.

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  17. This one thread is SO Port Angeles...

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  18. Dysfunction Junction

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    1. Oh there's a song here!

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    2. I really, really like "Mean Acres."

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  19. Please, for the sake of the family left behind, stop. Have a heart people.

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  20. Attention would-be commenters...Sexist tripe (so-and-so is suffering from PMS) is unlikely to make it through. Please try again.

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    1. AGAIN, people...Comments referring to a woman as a "ho," no matter how clever you THINK it is, isn't clever, and is sexist, and isn't going to make it through most likely.

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  21. Jesus I go out shrooming and miss your blog for one freaking day and your the talk of the town as if hell really has broken loose. I have a question. What is wrong with Port O Call having a convicted pedophile manage their website. Isn't that a work from home job and would not involve contact with minor children. The man is not in prison ...he has to eat. God forbid he be a homeless pedophile without a address so he can be monitored. Is she trying to get him fired from a work at home job?

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    1. Exactly. What's the point but to tarnish Dale's record? She isn't suddenly doing it to keep anyone safe or provide justice. She's vengeful and obsessed. Also, I'm a friend of the said man you're talking about and I can attest that he isn't actually a pedophile, but was dealing with severe alcoholism, depression, and mental illness which lead to the behavior. He is nearly done with his probation and has never done anything like that since. I can understand it being an issue, but at least it was an at home job.

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  22. I was always told to speak good of the dead.

    Don Perry is dead. Good.

    Now if only Cherie, Pat, Edna and few others would follow Don's lead ...

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    1. Yes, finally Don is a true leader, in his own way...

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  23. Posting this because I know the guy that ran dales site. Guess he begged Chelsea to remove the pictures and her response was basically fuck off. He then told her he was worried about being harmed or killed and she said "good". Sounds like a great type of person to be making "our town" great again.

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  24. I always notice that those on their high horses leading the charge against a group of people end up being the ones with the most skeletons in their own closets. Wonder what Chelsea is hiding?

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