When the wash house was rebuilt, or refurbished, and repaired, it was painted, and everything was made as historically correct as possible, the St. George Tanaq Corporation sent a postcard out to everyone with the wash house on it, and I had been living in Oregon at this time.
And when I got that in the mail, I was really emotionally touched.
It was a building that cared a lot about, and I'd watched over it for 10 years for the federal government.
But when I saw it fixed up, it was very emotional for me.
It was like seeing a person come back to life because we had such close ties with that building through this community for people my age because we'd been involved in the process of working in it.
It took on like an ownership, that we kind of all owned it, but watching it just come back, we knew it was the last fur seal plant in the world, it needed to be refurbished, and so just seeing it on a post card, shinning in all its glory in the sunshine, it was say personally, I was, it was very emotional for me.
And I did have to make some phone calls that evening.