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Dalles Mountain Road and Beyond

To keep myself busy during this time of grieving for my Noelani girl, I’ve been downloading all my photos from PictureTrail. Now I have plenty of food for my posts. Here’s the continuation of our trip up and down Dalles … Continue reading

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Too Soon Aloha

Last Wednesday I had to say goodbye to my special girl, Noelani, whose name means ‘heavenly mist’ in Hawaiian. She’d been diagnosed with yet another mammary tumor and as she’d already had two cancer surgeries, I opted against a complete … Continue reading

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Dalles Mountain Road 2005

PictureTrail is going bye bye. PictureTrail, where I store ukubillion photos, even paying for additional storage that would be there “forever”. I even took the time to write captions on my photos. Shoots. So I’ll transfer everything over here to … Continue reading

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Red Sunset Park 1

Nolemana and I had been doing our walk in Boring and Gresham, and this day we decided to walk at Red Sunset Park, also in Gresham. I’m glad we did, because that’s where I’ve been walking ever since. (Nolemana goes … Continue reading

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It’s About Time, Mokihana

I don’t get it. I’m at home more, and have been writing less. It doesn’t make sense, does it? I’m doing different things…like being part of a team that delivers food boxes to farm workers and needy people. How that … Continue reading

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I Thought I’d Heard the Worst Variation of My Name

Well, back in 2003 I wrote this post: Anden in 2008, this one: You really need to read those ones first before I tell you the latest. I’ll wait.

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Quarantine Evacuation Chapter Five – The Final Chapter

We had listened to music all the way home, and were relieved, oh, so relieved, to be home and to see it still standing. I cried driving up our little gravel road.  I was so glad we’d left the hummingbird … Continue reading

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A Quarantine Evacuation Tale, Chapter Three

Late Friday afternoon I checked out pizza places where we could get takeout so that we wouldn’t have to eat inside. I found this one, Lexi’s Pizza, in Kelso. It got great Yelp reviews, so off we went, again leaving … Continue reading

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A Quarantine Evacuation Tale, Chapter Two

We woke early the next morning and let the kitties out, got them fed (we’d kept them in the bathroom overnight), and though they didn’t eat much, we knew they were okay.  This was our view when we woke up; … Continue reading

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A Quarantine Evacuation Tale, Chapter One

I don’t even know how to begin this post. It’s been a whirlwind that started with the Riverside wildfire southeast of Estacada.   On Wednesday, September 9th our area was in the Level 1, “Get ready” zone.  So even though there … Continue reading

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