Friday, August 18, 2017

Maple Valley Will Celebrate 20

Maple Valley will have a celebration this month of 20 years of incorporation.  On August 28th, a street will be dedicated to the city's first mayor Laure Iddings.   The celebration will continue at Lake Wilderness Lodge after a brief city council meeting.  A formal ceremony will begin at 6:30pm.  There will be awards and speeches.  There will also be kid friendly activities and the Lions club will hand out hot dogs.   Maple Valley incorporated only a few months before we moved here in 1998,
Maple Valley's neighbor, Covington, will celebrate it's 20 year as a city on August 25th.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Go Walla Walla Little League

Walla Walla's Little League team, now known as Washington, will start play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport tomorrow (Friday August 18th). 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dasher Time

We have now been back from the Oregon Coast for a week, but I've been happy to keep the trip going through pictures.  Here is a selfie that I took of Dasher and I in Cannon Beach.  It's easy to get him on the bench. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

How Seaside Prepares For Volleyball Tournamet

We left Seaside last week a couple days before the huge annual beach volleyball tournament, but got to watch the preparations.   The tournament concluded last weekend.

A Tribute To Glen Campbell

Ken Levine does a great job of paying tribute to Glen Campbell who passed away last week.  I agree that social media embraced Campbell in the way it did, being that he may have been on the North side of the so-called generation gap of the latess1960s and early 1970s.
Of course, much of that is probably due to the grace in which he faced Alzheimer's Disease.  You can read Levine's tribute by clicking here.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Edgar Gets His Number Retired

Mariner great Edgar Martinez and his wife, Holli greet the cheering crowd as the team retires his number 11 in a pre-game ceremony.

Seaside History III

A plaque on the beach wall (above) honors the Keltys who owned the apartments at 710 Prom, where we often stayed.
 The picture in the middle (which I have posted before) is me on the wall in probably 1967. My grandfather is at the doorway. The Kelty's lived in a similar looking house to the left.  Further left, you can see the Boxer house, which I mentioned in a previous post, it was green at the time.
At the bottom is the apartment house as it looks today.  The house where they lived is clearly visible on the left. 
I'm not sure what exactly was involved in renting for as short of time as we stayed. Our apartment was bottom left as you walk into the door. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Pig'N Pancake

Remodeled recently, the Pig, located on Broadway, is probably Seaside's most well known restaurant. It is primarily a breakfast place, as the name would suggest, but also serves lunches and dinners.
  According to it's website, it was established in 1961.  It now has 5 additional locations throughout the Oregon coast and Portland. 

Seaside Memories

This house across 7th street from the apartment where we usually stayed is where my Grandmother Barer's friends from Portland had a summer place.  I became friends with the son who was close to my age and my sister was friends with their daughter.  They also had a teenage daughter