Author Archives: Susy

Bear Lake 1971

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Over the years I’ve kept journals, although not always consistently. But it seems to be a way for me to track my days, my existence,. It’s as if, by writing it down, I know that during these times I lived, … Continue reading

Wedding

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“The Tampa Tribune, Nov. 10. 1909, Wednesday POPULAR COUPLE WEDS DUNEDIN; Nov. 9-(Special) A beautiful home wedding was solemnized Tuesday, when, at the residence of the bride’s father, H.P. Malone, of Dunedin, Fla. and Montpelier, Ind. Miss May Alice Malone … Continue reading

It Might Be a Steller’s Jay

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It takes listening. It takes noticing a slight motion of a bird flitting through the trees. After awhile there is the faint sound of running water. Follow that sound. Move slowly, cautiously, each step deliberate. Sit on that small, mossy … Continue reading

Tattle

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I used to tattle. Yes, I did. My three brothers– I’m third in line– say I’d start something, make sure it was going well, then run to tell our parents. I’m not at all sure that’s the way it went … Continue reading

More About Hezekiah Malone

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  About a week ago I received an email from someone named Jo Davidson who asked whether I had a larger picture of Hezekiah Malone’s wedding picture. Who could this be? We began to communicate. Jo Davidson is the great-great … Continue reading

First Paid Publication

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  It’s amazing what could make the news back then. This appeared in the Women’s Activities section of the Redding Record-Searchlight, February 3, 1954, page 6. I remember being quite excited about it. I think American Girl magazine paid me … Continue reading

Teenage Memory

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Going back through old photo albums often leads to going back through memories. I’d almost forgotten about the newspaper columns I’d written in 1955, during the summer before my senior year at Dunsmuir High School. Dunsmuir was a railroad/logging community … Continue reading

Beads, Birds and Christmas Trees

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Decorating the Christmas tree is not just putting decorations on the branches. The beads are not just beads. Well, some are. But the important ones are the blue glass beads that were my mother’s and her mother’s before that—real glass … Continue reading

Surprising Day

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  Some days are a surprise and today was one of those. A couple of days ago I saw a notice posted on Facebook by a friend (to whom I was introduced by my daughter almost 6 years ago when … Continue reading

Mt. Tabor

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Last weekend my daughter and grandson and I took a short hike on Mt. Tabor in Southeast Portland. The 190-acre park is an extinct volcanic cinder cone that rises about 400 feet above the surrounding area for an elevation of … Continue reading