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A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence

Original post made on Apr 29, 2016

It's been a drama-filled life in recent years for Woodside brothers Erik and Karl Arvidsson, and tangentially for their parents Par and Carol Arvidsson as they have looked on.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:17 AM

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Posted by maureen wolf
a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm

This list of outstanding accomplishments needs one more mention. Both boys are very bright students and outstanding young people. Having taught them both at Woodside Elementary, I consider myself privileged to have worked with such fine boys. It is a pleasure to see them succeed in activities at which they have worked so hard . Congratulations, Erik and Karl.

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Posted by Society rag
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Not another vanity cover story. No knock against this particular family, lovely people I'm sure, but I am so tired of the Almanac profiling Woodside, Portola Valley, and Atherton residents. Not all of us want to read about the rich folks who live in big houses and spend mega bucks on their kids' self-serving athletic pursuits. How about running a cover on members of the community who are actually contributing to improving the quality of life for the rest of us?

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Posted by Uh
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 30, 2016 at 6:46 am

Could we have some profiles of local residents making their mark through community service? Good works? People who have achievements other than pursuit of self-interest?

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 30, 2016 at 4:01 pm

We're always hearing about people "giving back." It gets pretty tiresome after a while. I, for one, don't buy it.

If what you do, if your passion in pursuing your own interests, is beneficial beyond your own interests, great. But don't try to tell me that you're somehow a better human being if you're not doing that. What you're doing is wasting your time on this planet with the one life that you have.

"Giving back." Give me a break from your phony pieties.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm

"If you can't say something nice, it is better to say nothing at all"

These accomplishments are impressive and it surely took a combination of uncommon drive, genes, and family support to make this happen. Best of luck to these boys.

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