Category Archives: in the neighborhood

october 31 revisited

Photos started arriving three hours earlier from the East Coast. The elephant, with his years of experience trick or treating, might be more excited about Halloween than his two peanut sisters. Yep, takin’ it in stride. Sorta. Me, I found … Continue reading

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it was a ruse

On September 3, Erin sent out a local-family-wide invitation that went like this: “Hey all! We JUST accepted a great offer on our house! 😊😭 Holy cow… and our closing date on the new place is Oct 12. SO we were … Continue reading

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i did it!

Yes, I finally retired from my job as office administrator at Newberg Friends Church. I’ve worked from the same office for 15 years, doing all the things an office administrator does plus a host of other things too. No, I … Continue reading

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yearly meeting choir

This past week, across town, the annual sessions for Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends were held. Mauri was asked to gather a choir to lead worship in the final service on Wednesday night. I sat and watched in awe of … Continue reading

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Last Sunday our church welcomed a new pastor. My love of the camaraderie in a group effort led me to accept the task of planning and overseeing a welcome picnic on the lawn after the morning service. I recruited lots … Continue reading

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family celebration

We took a little drive toward Portland on Sunday for a birthday celebration for our grand nephew, son of Derin and Andra. It rained much of the time, but that didn’t stop the crowd of 50 or 60 from enjoying … Continue reading

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#oneadaymay – week five plus mmm

As promised . . . (I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath) May 29 — “How many have eight people pose for a picture of their honeymoon? #oneadaymay #seizetheday #twohoneymoons #onewithkidsonewithout” May 30 — “The mail brought a four-page … Continue reading

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