Alan and Tammy Shifley visited with Alan's parents, Clyde and Betty Shifley, in the picturesque little town of Angelica, N.Y., for a week in July. Betty grew up there, so they returned when Clyde retired. Alan's daughter, Amy, had gone the week before to visit them, so all came home together.
Alan and Tammy have two new foster sons, ages 3 and 2, and took them camping last weekend.
The Pedee Women's Club was invited to Bill and Louisa Gonyou's Oregon City home for lunch July 25. The day was beautiful, so lunch was served in their beautifully landscaped backyard on tables elegantly set with crystal and silver.
More than 15 club members and their husbands attended, including Sue and Alan Garton and Marguerite and Mel Nice, all of whom just returned from trips for the occasion.
Juandeane and Skid Skidmore's daughter, Beth Turtle, and her children, Gregory, Nicole and Eric, came from Spokane, Wash., to help Juandeane make pies for the Pedee Women's pie sale at the Summer Garden Festival at Dancing Oaks Nursery. They also helped sell them, so stayed through Sunday.
Other women who made those fabulous pies included Ethelene Osgood, Debbie Cochran, Dorothy McBeth, Connie Ames, Renee Dukes, Marge Robertson, Norine Weiland, Jean Weisensee, Louisa Gonyou and myself.
Judy Guida just returned from Houston, Texas, where she went for her grandson Samuel's first birthday. His parents, John and Gina Guida, are in the process of adopting him and his brother, Neko, 5, and sister, Haley, 14 months.
They didn't do much besides go to the Houston Zoo while Judy was there, as it was very hot and sticky, so staying inside was a good idea.
While she was gone, Judy's husband, Sam, drove to Bend to spend a few days with friend Gary Case, who had heart valve surgery.
Zumba instructor Amanda Veronesi made the decision to cancel the Monday Zumba sessions at Pedee Church until fall as everyone is just too busy to get there. Saturday classes are still on, as well as the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday classes at Guthrie Park at 7 p.m.