Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sherwood at Champoeg

Man in Old West Garb leaning against Barn Door and playing his Banjo.The Sherwood Historical Society's Clyde List represented Sherwood at the Champoeg Pioneer Farmstead Day event this year. The event was well attended, although Clyde was outclassed by a violinist from Newberg who had been practicing since the age of five. "She played while I plunked. That's about the size of it." he said ruefully.

All such kibitzing aside, the event hosts all manner of demonstrations designed to make you wonder if Oregon will ever be part of the United States someday, or will remain a disputed territory forever. Thank God we've got President Polk to iron things out.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Class of 1954 Where Are You?

Does anyone possibly know the date for the Sherwood High School reunion for the Class of 1954? Sylvia's mother says it's to be at Snyder Park, but she has misplaced the announcement.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you."


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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Black Powder Show at Parrett Mountain Farm

Folks Gathered Around an Indian tepee at Bob's Corner, a Grove of Trees at Parrett Mountain Farm.Black powder experts from all over the Pacific Northwest are making a weekend of it at Parrett Mountain Farm this weekend. 1840's costumes will be the rule, along with the antique weaponry. The event is co-sponsored by the Forest Hills Black Powder Brigade.

The event is free to the public.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Chestnut Tree Coming Down.

Recent Photo of Diseased Chestnut Tree in Middleton.Odge asked me to go over and look at the Middleton Chestnut which is sort of across from the old Middleton School site. I guess she got phone calls that the city was going to take it down. It is listed in my book. Here are some pieces of info:
The tree is probably around 98 years old. In 1999, when the development was put in, the base of the tree was scarred. I looked at it on Monday and the scar had healed remarkably well. It looked like the neighbors on the corner had done some work to make the tree grow better. I believe that the tree (being a chestnut) was probably planted as a border marker, maybe marking the corner itself. One side was probably the Olds property the other side the Middleton Friends Church property I showed a power point of the tree on Tuesday to the Parks people, but they decided they are going to cut it down and even grind the stump. Evidently because it is a "safety Hazard....." My recommendation was to prune the tree back, as it does need it badly. It is not a totally dying tree, but it is doomed now...

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A Place in Time by June Reynolds

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