Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rodeos, Parades, Fairs, Festivals

When you were a kid, did you love parades?  Do you still? I was probably ten when I saw a parade for the first time, or at least that I remember.  My grandparents had moved to Lamont in the spring … Continue reading

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Books, Poems, Stories

How do you go about getting your stories down on paper? I don’t remember ever being read to as a small child. My aunts read romance magazines and my grandfather read true crime stories.  The first time I was taken … Continue reading

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Memories from Childhood

What are some of your favorite family stories? I put some of my stories in my memoir, Borrowed Time, but, of course, our memories are almost infinite as we think about going to school, the various teachers we had in … Continue reading

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Family Stories and Pictures

What are some of your earliest memories? What do you remember about kindergarten? Or, did you go to kindergarten?  I didn’t. I lived out on a farm and the kindergarten hours didn’t work with the elementary school bus system. So … Continue reading

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Writer’s Conference

Do you write? This weekend I attended a writer’s conference right here in Bellingham. It is great when you don’t have to travel and spend money on hotels and restaurants. This was the second annual conference and I really hope … Continue reading

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Characterizing the Generations

What Generation do you belong to? I love Google. Anything you want to know, Google Knows. I wanted information about the Silent Generation but was quickly intrigued by the descriptions of the characteristics of the generations. Different sites have different … Continue reading

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The Silent Generation

Let the Silent Generation Speak Up! Sorry for the absence but I have been distracted.  There just seem to be so many things going now that winter is over. Not that we have anything like a severe winter here is … Continue reading

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Favorite Places

Leavenworth, Washington One of my very favorite towns is Leavenworth, Washington. Located on the eastern edge of the Cascades,  it was once a dying community but beginning in 1962 Leavenworth remodeled itself into a Bavarian village and is now seriously, unabashedly, … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

 Father’s Day It is still a few weeks until Father’s Day but for some reason it has been on my mind. If you read my memoir, “Borrowed Time: 75 Years & Counting,” you know that I was raised by my … Continue reading

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