Sickness has ruined more than one Christmas.
We get tired trying to do all of the holiday stuff — parties, shopping, decorating, baking. Then, we think we can take in one more festive event, and discover we've already done too much and the immune system collapses.
It's gratifying when five people put their names in the hat to serve the public.
Byron Vaughn Skinna Sr., 82, died Nov. 28, 2013, at his home in Klawock.
The Rev. James R. Blaney, OMI, 76, died Dec. 4, 2013, in Sitka, after a brief illness.