Sweet Lorane Community News, February 22, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
February 22, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Unfortunately, due to the recent spate of winter weather—aka, snow—the planned Lorane Barn Dance was cancelled. Plans are to reschedule it for another time. I know there are a lot of disappointed people. Many were really looking forward to going.
Another cancellation was the weekly Birth and Beyond meeting. Hopefully, things will become more “spring-like” soon.

The Crow Booster Club, which serves and supports projects benefiting all of the students in the C-A-L schools, is having a Bingo and Soup Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, March 10. The 5:00 p.m. Soup Dinner will be $3/child; $5/adult, and at 6:00 p.m., BINGO begins. It is $5 per single game pack and $1 for the blackout game which will pay out $100 to the winner if they bingo in an allotted number of calls. A consolation pot of $25 will be paid if the bingo does not go in the allotted number. There will also be a 50/50 raffle for those who want to participate. All proceeds are earmarked to support the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District.

I’ve received word that another former long-time Lorane resident has passed away. Nora Olson was a big part of Lorane while here. She was a nurse, but did so much more than that for the community while here. She served as the Noble Grand of the Lorane Rebekahs and volunteered in other capacities. Many of the comments posted to the notice on the Lorane Facebook included the words, “She made me laugh” and “She was always willing to help someone out…” She was born in Vienna, Austria and came to Lorane from her homes in New Hampshire and Maine, I believe. Jim and I extend our condolences to the Olson and Brackett families for their loss.

Jim and I just returned from a 5-day trip to the San Diego area of California. We went with my sister, Barbara, and her husband Dwight, to see our half-sister and brother who live down there. A cousin also lives in Camarillo, California, so we flew into Burbank and made that our first stop, driving the next day to San Diego. That was actually the worse part of the whole trip. I dislike driving Belt Line during rush hour, but it’s a piece of cake compared to the 405 traffic. It took us about an hour longer each way than it used to.

We had a beautiful hotel in the Old Town/Mission Bay portion of San Diego with a fantastic view. The time we spent with our older sister and brother was very special to us. Our sister, Virginia, recently moved to a memory-care facility following the death of her husband, but we were greeted with huge hugs and her memory for years past was extremely sharp. Together, they gave us a tour of the Point Loma area where they grew up as well as the old lighthouse where many military ships passed on their way out to sea during World War II. It was a special time in which we shared special memories.

Now it’s time to get back to work…

One thought on “Sweet Lorane Community News, February 22, 2018

  1. Barbara Dare

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of Nora Olson. I worked with her for a number of years at Territorial Seed Company, and always enjoyed her company. She was upbeat, and kind. Barbara Dare


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