Monthly Archives: August 2013

letter from grandpa

I hope you are blessed with a couple of really cool grandpas, the best you could hope for. You no doubt have some good stories to tell about each one. Even if they’re a little on the weird side, we … Continue reading

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homeowners!

There isn’t much to do after work when you live in Iraq. So Beth entertained herself by shopping for houses online. Not that many weeks ago Taylor and Beth skyped me to say they found something in Goodyear, Arizona—a house … Continue reading

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things wear out

I guess I’m a little attached to the pots and pans that have served me so well since 1966. They’ve entertained grandbaby after grandbaby after grandbaby. But you notice after all that use one of the lid knobs finally wore … Continue reading

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a ride, not a race

Mauri and I rode the Portland BridgePedal again today. “Again” to Mauri means for the third time; to me the second time. It meant setting our alarm for 5 a.m. It meant taking parts off of our bike so it … Continue reading

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campfire entertainers

About six years past. About a week past. Never could resist a good series.

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choo choo

   (photo credit: Rachel Macy) We’d seen it many times and heard it even more times. So this year we decided to pay a fare and actually ride the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad from Rockaway Beach to Garibaldi and back. … Continue reading

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we nailed it!

I found this fun craft in my blog reader and set it aside for a rainy family day at the coast. At home I gathered the few necessary ingredients, then set out to give it a try without instructions (since … Continue reading

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more than a dollar’s worth of entertainment

That’s all I paid for this collection of mysterious pieces. One dollar at a fundraiser sale! I pulled it out after dinner during our days at the coast to see what the older grandgirls and I could make of it. … Continue reading

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jetty

In 1998, during a Harbor Villa family reunion, I joined the others on a beach walk to the Barview jetty and back. It was a mere two miles there and two miles back. We were all oh so very young. … Continue reading

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paddles

Don’t worry about us; we know the boat works better in the water. We had a lovely view of the others getting settled in their river crafts at Chehalem Paddle Launch, a wonderful offering of our local park system. John … Continue reading

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