Exploring the Okanogan

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Opportunity accepted

When my friend Marsha was ready for advanced training, she chose bookkeeping and finished a year of the training.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Baby on doorstep brings back memories

Probably the most exciting thing that ever hit our neighborhood was the incident of the newborn baby left on a neighbor’s doorstep.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Animals can teach many important lessons

I don’t know who was responsible for the dictum we followed in my family along about the time I was in high school, but it read: You do not eat anything you have named.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: A simple strand of hair can be a beautiful thing

There is no telling how something that has always seemed commonplace can suddenly assume importance.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Writing his name on the blackboard

You never can tell what children are going to say and my nephew proved that one day in his first-grade classroom. The children had been going to the blackboard to write their names, and when it came to Tom, my brother’s boy, he could not do it. The teacher gave hints, which did not work, so finally the teacher wrote on the blackboard, “Tom cannot write his name.”

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Death is not always easy to cope with

When my husband died, it was completely unexpected, though it left me with certain impressions that I carry to this day.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Remebering the great flood of 1972

In some places it has become a moment to moment check-up on what is the most recent mode to go under water. I remember one flood we had.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Line between species gets a little blurred

Sometimes the line between species get a little blurred.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Sometimes, you’re a part of history

Have you ever had the feeling, “I have just made history?”

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Weather can sometimes be an interesting topic

What would your guess to be the most unfailing topic of conversation? It’s something we are all subject to and have to live with: The weather.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN - Experiencing life through the eyes of a dog

(The following was “written” by Katie, my friend Marsha’s dog.)

Spring means time to plant gardens

I think the first reliable sign of spring arrives in the mail sometime in January. These are the flamboyant seed catalogs.

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Sweet Betsy was left with the dog

Out of the group of songs that sprang from what is called the great migration of the mid-19th century was one called, “Sweet Betsy from Pike.”

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Pondering demise of ‘thee’ and ‘thou’

For some years I have wonder why we no longer say “thee” and “thou” and the other day I found the answer, of all places, on the Internet.

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Remembering the history of women in America

There is a saying, probably several centuries old, “hell hath no fury greater than a woman scorned.”

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