Sewing camp and Christmas decorating

Yesterday (Saturday), I volunteered to help at a sewing camp my Oregon church, Clackamas Park Friends Church, puts on semi-annually.  At the same time, there were volunteers in the sanctuary decorating the church for the Christmas season.  I got pictures of both… Continue reading

The God we are thanking on Thanksgiving Day

Before I say anything else, I need to write a retraction from my Happy Thanksgiving post.  My father pointed out to me that my nephew, Nate, graduated from the University of Oregon, not Oregon State University.  My apologies to Nate and to any Ducks fans out there! Continue reading

Some Mom time

I have some catching up to do.  I arrived in Portland on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday morning, Mom and I were going to take her car to the garage to have some work done on it while she was gone.  I got into the car I store at her place so that I could follow her, but nothing happened when I turned the key.  We called AAA and the man started it and said it needed to run for an hour, so I followed her to her garage and then she did a couple of errands while I kept the car running.  We stopped at a store near her home and I turned the car off and on again, but it was dead.  We called AAA a second time, and this time the man sold us a new battery and installed it.  Then the car ran reliably. Continue reading

Kind of a shock to the system

Everything has been up in the air for us regarding our trip to Oregon for the next couple of months.  My brother-in-law has been living in adult foster care most of this year, so we’re not sure where we will be living.  But today, we got more unsettling news… Continue reading

Final Bridges event

Last night was the final Bridges event for the students.  The first part of the evening was spent on the drive range at the golf course in Ephraim, and the last part of the evening was spent at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay where they served a Thanksgiving meal.   Continue reading