Category Archives: Family

Glad Midsommar

We departed Skane for Småland and a visit with family.  Our maternal great grandmother immigrated from Sweden in 1890.  Her brothers stayed in Sweden, and their family welcomed us for Midsommar. Småland is another beautiful area of Sweden with farms like … Continue reading

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Springtime in Oregon

Lilacs are my favorite flower, but timing a visit to Oregon while they are blooming is problematic.  This past winter and spring have been very cold and rainy in Oregon, so most plants are a few weeks behind what they … Continue reading

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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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