Capitol Hill's amazing diversity
As you may know, Barack Obama lived on Capitol Hill when he was a baby.
I always say it was only for a year and in diapers, but it counts. Our current President was doing the stroller thing on Broadway when his mother Anna Obama was taking extension courses at the Univ. of Washington.
It still astounds me the coincidence that a Capitol Hill neighbor Shelly Farnham painted her garage door with an image of Barack Obama just two months before it was known that Barack Obama had lived at Mercer and 13th - literally just a few blocks away. Its not like everyone in the nation chooses to paint a huge mural on their house of Obama. Did she know? Did she have any inkling that the very person who continues to grace her door had lived just literally a few blocks away as a baby? Coincidence? I think not. Capitol Hill is special place and has always been Obama territory before people even knew he was a resident with people in the thousands during elections pouring out into the street in celebration on Broadway and Pine singing the national anthem and making national news. That garage door has now become a landmark icon for Capitol Hill and Seattle.