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Walter Neary
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Ever wonder what it's like to manage social media for Comcast? This slideshare reflects 32 straight days of social media I was involved with last winter after an awful storm in Spokane, Washington. We owe it to our customers to engage and interact during weather events. By sharing photos and videos and updates, we did our best to provide the best customer service education and service when Mother Nature gave Spokane the worst storm in more than a century. It was quite the customer service adventure, but one I'm proud to be part of. I'm also proud to help customers throughout the year through social media, because when done correctly, social allows us to interact and explain in new and personalized ways. 

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This is a good summary of the early military history of Pierce County as seen through the eyes of two old friends of mine. The article and video are by Craig Sailor, who I worked with at The Olympian before he moved to The News Tribune, and feature Alan Archambault, who I consider a role model as I try to plow ahead in studying local history. 

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"How did a joke we made up about Amelia Bedelia while we were stoned get repeated all over the Internet for more than five years?" This is a great cautionary tale that explains how we will have to return to how things were in the 19th Century, when you simply couldn't believe everything you read, and had to remember that constantly.  http://bit.ly/1qn4sUQ

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Very nice story in +The News Tribune about last night's and tonight's Living History Tour at Tacoma Cemetery. It's awesome to be included in the photo gallery! Full story here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/07/18/3294408/tacomas-history-comes-alive-during.html

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My wonderful colleagues at the Living History Tour at Tacoma Cemetery surprised me tonight during rehearsal as the group walked to my station. I peered at an object there, looked really puzzled, and said ... "what's that?" It turns out that I had joked on Facebook that I had wanted a candlelit disco ball at my station and wow, these people are awesome listeners 

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One week from today, I'll have the honor of portraying Tacoma pioneer W.P. Bonney at the Living History Cemetery tour. Bonney spent the last half of his life as a historian and advocate for historic preservation. It seems like he posed in every photo taken for 40 years at events about history. So I thought I'd share one favorite photo a day until the event. Now, the re-enactment would be much more interesting if I could say these were all his wives, but in fact no, he's posing in 1939 with daughters of Oregon Trail pioneers at Fort Nisqually in Point Defiance Park. The reconstructed fort was 5 years old then, and they were dedicating a plaque. The women are wearing their mother's dresses, or other period outfits. The lady in black right above the bronze marker is Bonney's wife, Eva, who was the daughter of Daniel and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow of Olympia. (maybe you've heard of the Bigelow home, which still stands?) She is wearing a bonnet made by her mother, I get a kick out of this photo since if you've been to Fort Nisqually, you know another generation of ladies in marvelous dresses are dedicated to making history come alive there. Kudos to the Tacoma Public Library for guarding and digitizing so many photos from our past. For more about the tour, such as how to get tickets, see http://www.tacomaweekly.com/news/view/spirits-of-tacoma-speak-at-living-history-cemetery-tours/
For more about this photo, please see http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/images/dt6n.asp?un=9&pg=1&srequest=Bonney%2C+William+P.&stemming&phonic&fuzzy&maxfiles http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/images/images/77/t1/7502.jpg

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One week from today, I'll have the honor of portraying Tacoma pioneer W.P. Bonney at the Living History Cemetery tour. Bonney spent the last half of his life as a historian and advocate for historic preservation. It seems like he posed in every photo taken for 40 years at events about history. So I thought I'd share one favorite photo a day until the event. Now, the re-enactment would be much more interesting if I could say these were all his wives, but in fact no, he's posing in 1939 with daughters of Oregon Trail pioneers at Fort Nisqually in Point Defiance Park. The reconstructed fort was 5 years old then, and they were dedicating a plaque. The women are wearing their mother's dresses, or other period outfits. The lady in black right above the bronze marker is Bonney's wife, Eva, who was the daughter of Daniel and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow of Olympia. (maybe you've heard of the Bigelow home, which still stands?) She is wearing a bonnet made by her mother, I get a kick out of this photo since if you've been to Fort Nisqually, you know another generation of ladies in marvelous dresses are dedicated to making history come alive there. Kudos to the Tacoma Public Library for guarding and digitizing so many photos from our past. For more about the tour, such as how to get tickets, see http://www.tacomaweekly.com/news/view/spirits-of-tacoma-speak-at-living-history-cemetery-tours/
For more about this photo, please see http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/images/dt6n.asp?un=9&pg=1&srequest=Bonney%2C+William+P.&stemming&phonic&fuzzy&maxfiles http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/images/images/77/t1/7502.jpg
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