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A Powerful Remembrance

 Forever A King (Glenn Hubbard Tribute)

By Kateel

Glenn Hubbard 1956-2016

One of our hopes for the website is that it can build our sense of community through the sharing of stories and our unique experiences.

We are very proud to post this incredible expression from Kateel Barnett. Kateel is a true Lake City treasure and we are thankful to him for sharing his artistry with us. What follows is a bit about Kateel and his tribute to Glenn Hubbard who had a tremendous impact on the lives of youth throughout Seattle.

“My name is Kateel Barnett. I am 18 years old and a senior at Nathan Hale High School. I’ve always had a passion for music but didn’t start taking it seriously until my sophomore year. I learned how to produce and engineer sound as well and practiced lyric writing and musical composition.

This song is dedicated to a loved one who passed, Glenn Hubbard. I met him in middle school and throughout my life he taught me and many other young men and women valuable lessons that have helped in so many ways. Without my father in my life, Glenn almost served as a father figure to me and kept me on track to becoming something great. I thank him because without him I may not be where I am today.”

Listen to Kateel’s Song Here:

Read the lyrics:

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Q&A with Missy Young, Owner of Animal Talk and Missy’s Rescue


Q&A with Missy Young, Owner of Animal Talk and Missy’s Rescue

Walking and Talking with Lake City’s Own Animal Whisperer

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently met with Missy Young, owner of Animal Talk and Missy’s Rescue. Animal Talk is a full-line pet supply store and Missy’s Rescue is a no-kill shelter for all types of animals who are available for adoption and foster care.

It was a busy day and Missy was multi-tasking. We walked and talked through the store and shelter as Missy answered phones, advised pet owners on a number of dilemmas, waited on customers, completed an adoption, worked with volunteers and used her cat whispering skills to reassure a long haired cat named Bazinga who was definitely not happy about getting his nails trimmed.

All around us were cats and kittens, puppies, snakes, prairie dogs, parrots, chameleons and tarantulas, – whew! – bunnies, love birds, chipmunks, hamsters, possums, sugar gliders and many other furry and scaly friends waiting for homes.

MISSY YOUNG CALMS                                                                                                                        BAZINGA THE CAT AS                                                                                                                                 MINDY GROOMS HIS NAILS.

ELC: Why did you choose Lake City as your business location?

We opened for business on January 1, 1990 in the Roosevelt district. Several years ago, for a variety of reasons, I decided I wanted to close up and move to Alaska. When my customers and friends found out what I was thinking, they didn’t want me to go out of business and even helped me out with several months’ rent on a new place. I live in Bothell so I used to drive past here all the time and I saw the old Rimrock bar was up for sale. We’ve done a lot of work on the store and we’re still working on it.

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