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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Date: December 22, 2018 After Santa came through the neighborhood with the North Riverside Fire Department we had a quiet morning and lunch. We played the card game “Oh Snap” with Jurgen and then Chutes and Ladders with Jurgen and Cornelius. After lunch Cornelius went down for his nap and Carla and I decided to …

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Santa’s Visit Date: December 22, 2018 The Village of North Riverside has some pull with important people. On the Saturday before Christmas, Santa was escorted through the neighborhoods by the North Riverside Fire Department. One stop was the corner near Andrew and Henriët’s home. Exactly on schedule a fleet of fire trucks and ambulances arrived …

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Dates of Visit: December 19 – 29, 2018 Our two grand sons live near Chicago; they are at the prime Christmas ages so we knew where we would be on Christmas morning. We arrived in the afternoon of Wednesday December 19 and had a beautiful dinner with our son, daughter-in-law, Jurgen, and Cornelius. Both of …

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Date of Visit: July 16, 2018 After spending the morning and afternoon visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse we took a short nap before going out for our dinner in the Newport Historic Bayfront District. Back when I was a kid I read the Ripley’s Believe It or Not feature every …

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September 14-15, 2015 We had a wonderful two nights staying with my Uncle and Aunt in Cottonwood. We went through some Baker/Seese family letters one night; that prompted me to finally write my memory of my Grandpa Hazle Howard Baker.  On our way back north we joined  Uncle Jake and Aunt Sally in attending a …

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September 9-13, 2015 If you want to see many of the great sites in this country you have to get off the freeways and onto the old US highways and backroads. We had itchy feet and headed out for the great American Southwest – a favorite area of ours. The biggest problem with this trip is getting …

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