Seattle Tea and Gingerbread

2018-12-12T05:26:19-07:00December 1st, 2018|Washington|

Christmas tea and the Gingerbread Houses are perennial favorites in my book!  Props to Steeped in Comfort Tea Shop in Lakewood for the wonderful personal service, not to mention the great scones.

Moving Mom

2018-11-12T04:49:29-07:00September 6th, 2018|Washington|

Over the summer, we spent countless hours helping Mom sort through decades of household items interspersed with family photos, momentos and her own original artwork.  Therein lay the challenge - separating the wheat from the [...]

Olympic National Park

2018-10-31T17:17:41-07:00August 10th, 2018|Washington|

Olympic National Park was warm and dry in August, making for easy hiking.  We love staying in the little cabins at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.   We caught up with our Conservation Corps crew as [...]

Summer in Seattle

2018-10-18T17:48:35-07:00June 28th, 2018|Washington|

With sunny skies for two months solid, we made the most of our Seattle summer as tourists.   We sponsored the Washington CLUB Charity Golf Classic, raising money for Holly Ridge Center, Seattle Children's, and the [...]

Protection Island, WA

2018-07-27T14:59:29-07:00June 27th, 2018|Washington|

We were so lucky to visit Protection Island as a guest of its ONLY resident, Marty Bluewater and his partner, Terry Tilton.  Back in 1971, Marty plunked down $7,000 for a lot on this island.  [...]

Stan’s Memorial

2018-07-07T16:19:17-07:00May 20th, 2018|Washington|

In Tacoma, a big crowd gathered to celebrate the life of Stan Bills, my mother's husband of 44 years.   He was an Air Force bomber pilot during WWII, so we ended the service with formal [...]