Family

Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

August 31, 2018

In last week’s blog, we wrote about reconnecting. We didn’t realize that we had allowed ourselves to grow distant from some of our own personal values. Values like nature, our land, the people and our pride in our beautiful country. This week, we continued the process of reconnection. But this time, our melancholy was focused […]

Read More

Columbia River Gorge and Grandparenting

July 6, 2018

While I had driven through the Columbia River Gorge, I had never stopped at Mt. Hood, Hood River, or Multnomah Falls.  So this week’s trip was sure to offer new views and new adventures. Add in a planned visit to catch up with Phoenix friends Tara and Ken and see their new summer home in Hood River […]

Read More

In Memory of Lucille Frances Bateman: 1920-2017

September 21, 2017

After receiving a call from our daughter Tara, that the passing of my mother, Lucille Frances Bateman, was imminent, I pulled off a mountainous road in the far north of Iceland. I got out of the car, for a moment to be by  myself, and looked out over a fjord to the large mountain on […]

Read More