Archive | March 2016

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Kate’s Journal


Episode 35 Fremont, CA 1974 Welcome to our house! We had no great welcoming home party when we returned, and probably some people were unaware we had ever left. In the five years we lived in the Northwest, we forged a well worn path to family and friends between Kirkland and Fremont, so that technically […]

MILESTONES


A quiet place to sit in the corner of the yard. I’m not sure that there is a word such as “dailyness” to describe how people run their everyday activities. I suppose “routine” is a better word. Things change with the years. When you are working for someone else your time schedule operates on their […]

THE NEWNESS NEVER WORE OUT Kate’s Journal


Episode 34 Kirkland 1969-1974 “Inuit Mother and Child” watercolor by kayti sweetlanhd rasmussen There was some success selling my sculptures in Seattle, and a minor bit of chicanery. If someone doesn’t try to cheat you, you haven’t made an impression. For our second Christmas in the Northwest, Dr. A with the aid of a large […]

THE ALASKA/FREMONT CONNECTION Kate’s Journal


Episode 33 Kirkland 1969-1974 The barn was finished, with its sleeping loft which held six to eight people agile enough to climb the ladder to access it. We soon had guests from both Fremont and Alaska climbing the ladder. Among the first guests who came, were three gentlemen from Juneau, Alaska with whom Sam did […]

CAT HOUSES I HAVE KNOWN


Along the Oregon coast north of Brookings, is a turn off from the highway toward the cold grey sea. On a dismal rainy day it exudes a depressive feeling, signaling a “don’t go there” air. We drove off the road at the invitation of my uncle to visit the cat houses. To care for the […]

R.I.P. OUR FRIEND, EMMETT OLIVER


Our dear friend, educator and mentor, Emmett Oliver has completed his long journey at the age of 102. He was the oldest member of the Quinault Nation, and a true hero. The following is a reprint from KING NEWS. “Oliver was born in South Bend, Washington, and served in World War 11 and the Korean […]