Monthly Archives: June 2013

Picnic Traditions

Many of my fondest childhood memories include picnics.  My mother was a great picnic maker, and we had many growing up.  I don’t know how she did it, packing up 5 kids and food, and usually a chocolate cake in one … Continue reading

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Back In The Day

When I go home to visit my mother, I stay in her house, which was passed down to her from her parents who purchased it in 1926.  We consider this old farm house our homestead. I’m starting to pay closer … Continue reading

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Tough Decisions in the Oregon Wine Country

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (www.willamettewines.com) lists over 180 wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The first tough decision is where to start, the second, which ones to visit? To celebrate my sister’s birthday, my mother and I escorted her to … Continue reading

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