Re: Cohousing-L is 20 years old
From: Chris ScottHanson (
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:46:39 -0800 (PST)
The big thank you for this list goes to Fred of course. I thanked him before I 
want to thank him here again.

The content of the list has also been valuable because of people like Sylvie, 
and Sharon Villines. A thank you should go out to all the major contributors as 

Chris ScottHanson
(206) 601-7802

On Feb 15, 2013, at 6:09 AM, S. Kashdan <s_kashdan [at]> wrote:

> Greetings all,
> This is Sylvie Kashdan of Jackson Place Cohousing, in Seattle, Washington.
> Our community is now twelve years old. The construction was completed in the
> fall of 2001, and most of the homes were already spoken for. We moved in in
> the fall and winter of that year, in the midst of the gloominess and fear
> and apprehention of the time.
> Cohousing-L was there to help our group even before move-in. And As we began
> our new experiment of living together and working on developing cooperative
> relationships, and maintaining our facilities in the best way, we often
> turned to the list and the archives to get some ideas of how to procede.
> My partner and I joined the group a year before move-in, and I began reading
> the list immediately. So now, I have been reading, and sometimes
> contributing to Cohousing-L for something like thirteen years. Over those
> years, the Jackson Place Cohousing community has turned to the list for
> suggestions on all sorts of topics, from organizing chores to paying for
> childcare providers, and beyond. I have sometimes been asked by the JPC
> group to post specific questions to the list and to collect posts on
> specific topics from the list and the archives to help inform us in our
> community business meeting discussions. We have benefited from the wisdom of
> others, and even been able to help some other groups by sharing our
> experiences and hard won wisdom.
> This list has been an invaluable resource for Jackson Place Cohousing, and I
> am very grateful for its existence. Thank you Fred and everyone else who has
> helped make it such a good contact and reference point for all of us.
> Sincerely,
> Sylvie
> Sylvie Kashdan
> Community Outreach Liaison
> Jackson Place Cohousing
> 800 Hiawatha Place South
> Seattle, WA 98144

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