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New Beginnings

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By Mother’s Day the phone wire on the Prairie Creek side was strung as far as the main line and we had 900 feet of culvert delivered. Progress! But even before any larger projects there were always maintenance things to … Continue reading

Christmas and Beyond

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The day after Christmas, Peter, Richard, Charlotte, Bob and I drove out to Junction City. A cable had been strung across Canyon Creek with a small cart attached to it and we rode that across the raging water to the … Continue reading

Road or Trail?

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My husband said more than once, “This road wants to be a trail.” And it certainly did seem that way. The dirt road spanned four miles, with the first two, starting from the highway, slowly winding up the east side … Continue reading

Summer and Fall

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Having deadlines makes time go by very rapidly and the summer months with their good weather were speeding by. I used some of the yellow paint left over from when I’d painted the wooden part of the outhouse interior to … Continue reading

We Move to the Ranch

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One key log broke on the old log bridge and it collapsed. George Costa, an expert cat driver who owned a mining claim along the river, was hired to clear it out, build a log culvert and put in dirt … Continue reading

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…….

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The First Few Months We spent our two-week honeymoon on an old homestead that would become a central part of our lives for the next 20 years. It was 1963. My spouse was finishing up a PhD and working at … Continue reading

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