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Yard-Lympics

  For nearly twenty summers our family has attended what we call “Kunkel Kamp”. It didn’t happen in 2020 due to Covid restrictions, but this year we were back in high gear. We rented...

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Stolen Summer

In the town where I grew up, the local lumber company burned to the ground on a hot summer night. My sister and I walked the few blocks from home to watch the fire....

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July Fourth

On the Fourth of July I decided we should have an all-American meal. In this case, something unhealthy with almost no redeeming qualities except taste. With that in mind, I sent my husband to...

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Flotsam and Jetsam, This and That, Part One

Someone in my family has one of those in-home elevators to take them up the stairs. It started making loud, intermittent noises and he called the company to find out what to do. The...

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Trap Lines

Every year a doe has twin fawns under our lilac bushes. I don’t know the life span of a deer but I can’t imagine it’s the same one returning after so long. My guess...

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I Only Like Big Dogs

“I only like big dogs.” The first time I heard this, it came from a neighbor up the road. She saw me going past, quite obviously enjoying a walk with my new shelter puppy...

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Michele’s Story

I met Michele on a deserted beach on the Washington coast last week, where she was watching the waves break on the shoals offshore. Our conversation started because I was curious about the elaborate...

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Kettle Falls

We camped last week along the Columbia, the “Great River of the Northwest”. After the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam in 1942, this part of the river became the 130-mile long Lake Roosevelt....

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Meant To Be

I’m a subscriber to the belief that things are meant to be, also known as the universe-is-unfolding-as-it-should theory. Neither of these are to be confused with the it-is-what-it-is doctrine which, in my opinion, is...

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I Hear Ya!

One of my friends was confused when at her annual physical she heard the doctor ask if she was “a backhoe user”. What she was actually asked was if she was “a tobacco user”....

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