Thursday, December 12, 2013
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August 13, 2013
Pedee friends and neighbors were sorry to hear of the death of a dear friend and neighbor, Vi Wendler. She was 92 years old and had moved to Bend to be near her daughter and grandchildren. For many years she and her husband, John, lived on the farm next to Pete Bennett.
She was a vivacious little lady who loved to garden and cook and can. In August, she was always out along her road picking blackberries. She made delicious blackberry juice from them, which she served when friends came over. Her friends are planning a gathering in early fall to remember her. Please call Audrey Cameron at 503-551-5833 for more details on that.
Junior Lyday's grandson, Shandley Hazelton, and Shelly Tarvin went to Burnt Woods for the "Burntwoodsstock" festival on July 27 and took a clever little train -- pulled by a lawn mower -- they made for the kids to ride in. Each car of the train is made from a 50-gallon barrel with items welded on to make it resemble cars, such as an Army jeep, police car, and a hot rod. One even looked like a ladybug. Both Shandley and Shelly are quite creative.
Steve and Audrey Cameron and family enjoyed a weekend of camping and a family reunion for Audrey's family on the North Coast at Ft. Stephens State Park. They had five tents at the campout, which included daughter Stephanie and granddaughter Ana Barth, son Clayton and grandson Noah Cameron, Audrey and Steve, cousin Johnny Mahoney and Liz, son James and Jenny and Eliana Cameron, and some Seattle cousins across the way. It rained one night, but Clayton had strung up tarps over the tents and no one got wet. On the way home, Audrey, Stephanie and Ana, and son Bobby enjoyed a day in Astoria, visiting some of Audrey's childhood "haunts" and stopping by Audrey's Aunt Georgia's for dessert on the way back to the valley.
Paul and Diane Telfer's annual family gathering was at Diamond Lake last week. All three children, David and wife, Kelly, with daughter, Te ; Amber; and Helena and her husband, Keith Christiansen, and their daughter, Calista, were camping with them for the week. The weather was cool and mosquitoes not too bad. They all went to Crater Lake, where Phantom Ship island actually looked like its name because of the layers of fog.