Henry, Banquet Server


Here, four lemons are one dollar. There, in Ballard, it’s two lemons for one dollar. In ten blocks you can see the difference. I can go ten blocks away and can buy forty lemons for two dollars. If potatoes go up, I don’t buy them. If something is expensive, I don’t buy it. We like it but I can’t do it, because then the businesses will keep raising prices. This is the boom. If I had children I would have nothing to give to them. They can’t compete. There are things I want to do but I can’t do it.”

 My younger brother came here in 1975. He knew Seattle was different in 1975. They said maybe you had two or three buildings in downtown, not like now. You can’t see anything, just construction.  No small buildings, only big ones.”

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