Monthly Archives: August 2011

living life to the full

Uncle Francis called Mauri yesterday to find out Rachel’s address and phone number because soon he would be heading to Pennsylvania on tour with the Salem Singers. Uncle Francis is ninety-seven years old. He’s the only living original member of … Continue reading

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number eight

On Sunday our John added one year to his age, and we were invited to a lunch gathering to celebrate his 34 years of life. The menu included gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and crepes with Nutella and ice cream for … Continue reading

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in retrospect

I wasn’t blogging when Quinn married Dusty on a sizzling hot August morning nine years ago today. So I thought I’d revisit my 2002 photo folder and choose a few from that memorable event to share — just because I … Continue reading

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One of the traditions the Andersons enjoy when they come to visit us here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is berry picking. It was a first for these two. These two were heading for… What else? Dusty, heading toward more promising … Continue reading

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more alaska pictures i can’t withhold

We caught an early flight back to Portland this morning, and I was back at the office after lunch. Ah, the miracle (it is to me) of air travel! It’s hard to come back to earth after such a memorable … Continue reading

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what a way to end the day

I wasn’t sure I would post what we did today. I mean, do you really care to see where we ate breakfast and lunch? And how interesting would it be for you to see picture after picture of us seeing … Continue reading

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my bucket list is complete

Here we are in Alaska! Five years ago we flew to Rhode Island and rented a car for a road trip through New England so I could add all of those states to my life list, which brought me to … Continue reading

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