Class of ‘72

Time marches on. Although 42 years since graduation is not a year we traditionally gather to rally ‘round the Meadowdale light blue and dark blue (yes, those really were our school colors), it is most certainly a year of extreme significance. This year is significant...

My baby’s got the blues

“When I no longer need it,” said Great Aunt Flora, “you get this ring.” With long, bony fingers, she tapped the Ellensburg Blue Agate on the middle finger of her right hand. “My sister Cora found this stone herself back in…” her voice trailed off. “Well, let’s see,...

Reflections at the quarter-century mark

“You’ll never be able to keep this house up by yourself,” said my soon-to-be-ex-husband. “You don’t know the first thing about home maintenance.” In the worst way, I wanted to wipe that self-satisfied smirk off his face. Although I’d never previously resorted to...

It’s Official!

“What’s her name?” a well-meaning friend asked me. I sighed. “Remember the television sitcom ‘Murphy Brown’?” “With Candice Bergen.” My friend nodded. “Of course. She’s still one of my all-time TV heroes. So what’s that have to do with the name of your new car?” I...

Neil Diamond Tribute

It must be my week to get out and listen to some great music. Tonight, Tony Starlight brings his “Neil Diamond Tribute” to the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro, and I’ll be up in the balcony watching the engaged audience participation, and happily singing along. I’ve...
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