Category Archives: Family

Arcata Postcards, 1908 – 1909

Many of the older postcards in our collection, the ones from 1908 and 1909, are photographs of buildings and landmarks.  During these years my grandmother was in Arcata with her mother.  The address on the postcards have just her name … Continue reading

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Arcata Postcards, 1910 – 1911

Having recently spent some time in Eureka, California, it was interesting for me to go through a stack of old postcards from that area in my mother’s possession.  My great grandmother Hannah worked at the Samoa Cookhouse, near Arcata, in … Continue reading

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Oregon Summer Beach Weekend

It’s hard to beat the Oregon Coast for a wonderful summer weekend getaway, and the first weekend in August is about as much of a good weather guarantee as you can hope for.  We had a picture perfect weekend at … Continue reading

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I am CAT

On a recent visit to my family, I captured this photo of my sister’s cat Fred.  I thought it was the epitome of catness, so I had to share it.  We have had many beloved cats over the years, so … Continue reading

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Willamette Valley wine tour and Happy Birthday Katy

The two biggest wine tasting weekends here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley are Memorial Day and Thanksgiving.  This year, as happens frequently, my sister’s birthday fell on Memorial Day weekend.  Her choice for a birthday celebration was a guided wine tour … Continue reading

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FarmTable Experience…Happy Birthday To Me

I’m usually out of the country for my birthday, but not this year.  Being that it was a Friday, I invited a few good friends to the Locale Market for a FarmTable Experience. From the Locale Market website: FarmTable Kitchen … Continue reading

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Another Oregon October

Last year for my mother’s 80th birthday we were so lucky with the weather on the Oregon coast that we thought we’d push our luck and try it again.  This Summer and Fall have been warmer than usual, no freezes … Continue reading

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Mid-October on the Central Oregon Coast

The beautiful summer months are my preferred time to visit Oregon.  But this October my family celebrated a special occasion, so it was back out to Oregon for an Autumn visit.  We took a gamble on the weather and rented … Continue reading

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A Day On The Mountain

One of the great things about Oregon is that it has wonderful beaches, and mountains too. My sister, my dad, and I drove the Oregon Scenic Byway loop from Portland east on Highway 26 to Mt. Hood, circling the mountain … Continue reading

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A Day At The Beach

You can never count on the weather to be good in Oregon, but the closest you can get to an almost guarantee for sunny weather is August.  Having taken a week off from work in Florida to visit family in … Continue reading

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