Aeschliman: Look forward to reading ‘Humbled’

I look forward to the book (“Humbled: How California’s Monterey Bay Escaped Industrial Ruin”) and look forward to discovering the ‘hidden’ parts of the crusade on which I so humbly [intended] and passionately worked in the mid-60s.
I was a very young mom then, with two very young daughters.  I walked the streets of my then Very Modest Pacific Grove neighborhood— children and petition picked up at The Herald, in hand.   We won.  It was my first grass roots effort.  Since, I am now a great grandmother (those little ones are 6th generation locals), I have quietly and actively advocated for protecting the beauty and history —both local and family — of our Monterey Bay communities.  It has been rewarding.  And continues.
Agreed, and a read of the Church and McKenzie book will confirm their assessment, ‘affluent’ can describe the 5th District of Tom Hudson in the 1960s and ‘affluent’ is certainly applicable today for Supervisor Mary Adams.  But many in the district who humbly fought Humble in the 1960s were not ‘affluent’ at all. Neither were their neighborhoods.
In 2015, I wrote this to The Herald, reference same, when a Ken Peterson article appeared.
Thank you, I look forward to the book.   I’ve admired Kathryn’s writing for years.
Robin Aeschliman
Pacific Grove

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