More than 100 family members, friends, and neighbors honored Darrel and Shirley McBeth at their 50th anniversary open house on Saturday afternoon. Among other family members all three sons, Bob, Monte, and Barry, were there as well as Darrel’s mother, Dorothy McBeth, and two of her sisters, Anna Mae Waller and Charlotte Hart, and Shirley’s mother, Elizabeth Stout. Darrel’s cousins Hazel and Wilma came from Newport and brought a beautiful table runner and placemats that they had made themselves. They have a bed and breakfast in Newport, called the “Shack By The Sea.” On Sunday, Darrel and Shirley went to Depot Bay for the night, and said the weather was absolutely beautiful, unlike Saturday.

Alvina Wright and friend George Thompson went to see the movie “Lucky” last week, as Alvina’s cousin, Director David Lynch, was in it. Lynch is a well-known writer and director and has directed several movies you’d all recognize, as well as creating his own television series with a friend, the popular murder mystery Twin Peaks, and its sequel. Look him up on Wikipedia — impressive.

On Oct. 21, I went to granddaughter Christina Odell’s concert in Salem. She is a violinist in the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, and at 17 one of their youngest members. She is a senior at Sprague High School in Salem.

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