Monday, July 27, 2009


We reached 101 degrees today. It is supposed to be 102 tomorrow and 103 on Wednesday. That is just entirely too hot for the Pacific Northwest.
I played bridge today, and had a meeting this evening. Now I'm sitting in front of a fan. I hope I can sleep tonight.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Laurie & Don

Happy Birthday to Sister, Laurie, and brother, Don.
I love You.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Special Birthday Tribute to my Sister, Linda

On July 17th, 1944, Linda Irene Norquist was born, two years after me. She is now my blogging sister, Linda Reeder of Linda Letters. She is a wonderful sister and I wish her the happiest 65th birthday.

Have a wonderful birthday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We went to the Columbia County Fair today. The first thing I did was to go to the photography display to see if I had won a blue ribbon. I searched every display,

and no blue ribbon, not even a red , or white ribbon.


Oh, well, there were plenty of things to see and do.

There was the opening ceremony,

Happy 150th birthday to Oregon,

raising the flag,


good things to eat, ( I was very naughty, I ate curly fries, and elephant ear, and a Marian berry milkshake, over the period of the whole day)

There was entertainment, Johnny Cash's son,

a barbershop quartet,

The My Fair lady pageant, Vernonia's entry was Pat Ray, one of my Red Hat friends.

craft displays,

the baking competition,

the winners,

and more,


and the amusement park

Of course, there were animals,
rabbit judging,

funny looking chickens,


and more chickens.

more rabbits,



kids from Vernonia,

and more kids,

and even a little bull.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Patio Flowers

Each Spring I like to fill my own baskets with flowers and plant my own planters. They are beginning to look very nice. If only I could keep the deer away from them. I have a few miniature roses in the pots, and haven't been able to see a bloom yet. The deer especially like roses. It is fun to see the deer. They will almost eat from our hands. What a dilemma - FLOWERS OR DEER!