Friday, November 13, 2009


October means Halloween. We had a couples bunco party. Some of us wore costumes. I taught some the week of Halloween so I took treats to school with me. No tricks for me. Vernonia celebrates Halloween with a parade through town.

Birthdays and a "Birth"day

October means birthdays. Jennifer's birthday is the 25th and Dustin and Tim share the 28th. Our Great Grandson arrived on October 22nd. Dawson Hunter Dethlefs weighed 6lbs and 13 oz. Jennifer and Dustin (the AxMan) are very happy.
so are Grandpa and Stacey.

and Great Grandpa.

and Great Grandma

What a cute little guy!

Fall Colors

October means fall colors in Vernonia.


October means volleyball.

Kendall, our grandaughter, is in 8th grade this year and enjoyed her volleyball season.

Cider Making

October means cider making, a family activity at my brother's house.

Mike went to Molalla and picked up Mom on Friday, while I was working. She spent the evening with us and we went to Chehalis the next day.

The little boys like to help out, too.

We all like the picnic after.

More Salmon Festival Pictures

Here a few more pictures of the day.
Face painting
Pumpkin carving
Family time

Salmon information

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Salmon Festival

The Salmon Festival is held each October in Vernonia. It is the time of the salmon returning to spawn. We celebrate thee return of this mighty fish. This year local "actors" put on a melodrama. I'm sorry that I got the pictures in reverse order, but you'll see what fun they had and what fun we had watching them.

The town was decorated.

County dignataries were here.

Scarecrow making

Local arts and crafts

and pumpkin carving

Catching Up

It has been over a month since I've blogged. I guess my excuse is that it takes so long to upload pictures. I like my blog to be a photo journal of what's going on in Vernonia and with me. I seem to be so busy that I really don't have an entire day to blog.
I am still subbing. I even took the kindergarten class for a day. I sat in their little chairs to be eye level with them. I couldn't walk two days later. I really like subbing in the high school. I like to see the kids that I taught in fifth grade. My last class are juniors now. I like subbing in fifth grade. It feels like going home. They still use some of the programs that I designed.
I love playing bridge on Monday afternoons. Eleanor, our 92 year old bridge buddy, fell and broke her shoulder. She was in the hospital and recovering for awhile, but I'm happy to say, she is back.
We have a red hat activity every month. We had a Halloween party in October and dinner at the Black Bear and a variety Show in November.
P.E.O. has started up again in October. We are busy planning for the bazaar and a Founder's Day luncheon in February.
I play pinochle with the pinochle group and bunco with the ladies and couples bunco with 8 couples. I took in some Junior High and High School volleyball games.
Vernonia held the Salmon Festival in October. They but on a Melodrama, what fun!
As far as family things, we've had a family cider making day, birthday parties, school events, and we have a new Great Grandchild. Dawson Hunter Dethlefs was born on October 22.
I will be uploading pictures of some of these events. Enjoy!