Monthly Archives: August 2010


Attending an outdoor concert was a first for our 16-year marriage. As Mothers/Fathers Day gifts, our local “kids” gave us tickets to see Garrison Keillor/Prairie Home Companion at the Portland Zoo on Saturday night. We joined the masses, hauling our … Continue reading

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It isn’t every day I get to be such a near attendant to the birth of a grandchild. My role in Cassidy’s birth seven years ago today was to keep the older two occupied while the real work occurred in … Continue reading

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This was one of those pictures I couldn’t not post. Here’s the context: …a cool jam session on the church lawn this evening. I wish you could hear them! Wait…you can!

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My coworker Denise spends most of her days these days completely focused on the task of inputting information into a website that will manage all the plots and history relating to our church’s cemetery. So focused, in fact, that she … Continue reading

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Call me crazy—I love doing laundry. Of course I do use the modern conveniences—a washer and dryer. Who of my generation would forget the wringer washing machines our moms used to wash the family’s dirty duds? Once wrung, they’re hung … Continue reading

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double take

This photo series made me smile. Maybe it will broaden yours today. And our favorite, because we’ve actually witnessed this happening (with a natural “jet stream”):

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When the Andersons drove here from Denver, Quinn noted it was on the same roads she drove in a U-Haul truck with her brother Ben nine years earlier. That was significant because they wouldn’t be returning to Colorado. After five … Continue reading

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Last night we enjoyed an evening with the Sherwoods, the Murphys, and the Grellers. A 45-minute drive to Mt. Angel dropped us into an altogether different small-town culture from what we enjoy in Newberg. We went to attend a dinner/concert … Continue reading

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pam and craig

Having the MacDonalds visit our home for an evening capped off a delightful week at the coast. They’re on a tent-camping vacation at Champoeg State Park (a favorite of theirs for many years) all the way from Phoenix. Since Craig … Continue reading

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seven bridges

Mauri uses our BikeE tandem for his around-town transportation, and we take it for local spins from time to time. We intended to ride it in the Portland BridgePedal—23 miles / seven bridges—this morning, but he discovered a big crack in … Continue reading

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