Tuesday, November 13, 2012
On Nov. 3, Mike and Anna Ware of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., brought Mike's mother, Twila Ware, down to see his aunts and uncles, Wes and Carla Burbank and Ted and Alberta Jones, as well as cousin Raymond Jones. They hadn't seen Mike in several years, so they all had a wonderful visit.
Jennifer Vandenberg came down from Skamokawa, Wash. -- don't you just love those Washington names? -- to attend a National Writing Month write-in in Salem on Nov. 3.
Afterward, she met Sam and Judy Guida of Pedee and Corvallis friends Jim and Kathy Alexander in Independence for a Thai dinner before spending the night with the Guidas.
While here, she checked on the Sheridan House, where she and her husband, Chris, had lived on Pedee Creek Road, at Fort Hoskins. They are getting ready to pour the foundation before putting the roof back on the historic structure at the park.
Dorothy McBeth's new mobile home is finally in place so she will have a warm home for the winter. Her last one, which she had lived in since 1982, was uninsulated so she had to keep pretty close to the fire. She has wood heat in her new home, too, but it should be much more efficient.
Chris Cameron, son of Steve and Audrey Cameron, who grew up in Pedee and attended Pedee School as a child, spoke to the students at the new charter school about his climb up Mount Everest last May. Chris said he enjoyed being back, and remembered many happy school days there.
Chris' daughter, Natasha, came with him and helped him with his talk as he displayed the climbing gear he wore for his climb to the "top of the world." He had a receptive audience and closed his talk with the advice to "Follow your dream ... anything is possible!"
Chris and Natasha joined brother Bob and son Bobby at the OSU Beavers game on Nov. 3. Chris lives in Astoria, where he is a commercial fisherman on the Columbia, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and in San Francisco.