2020 Columns

August 2020

  • August 6, 2020 –  Rainy day in the summertime; Wearing masks; Saying “Welcome to the World” Hudson Ross Haxby!
  • August 13, 2020
  • August 20, 2020
  • August 27, 2020

July 2020

  • July 2, 2020 – History of the Lorane Service Station / Lorane Family Store and the COVID-19 mask mandate
  • July 9, 2020 – Sam and Mattie Reynolds and their son, Bob Reynolds; Pat’s hope for future generations.
  • July 16, 2020 Crow Grange “Joe’s Chicken BBQ;'” Multi-Family Yard Sale in Lorane; Pat’s bird stories
  • July 23, 2020 – Summer heat, COVID-19 mask use; troubled times
  • July 30, 2020  No column this week

June 2020

  • June 4, 2020 – Essay on racial prejudice following George Floyd’s death
  • June 11, 2020 – Memorial Day 2020 and My Mother’s Guardian Angel
  • June 18, 2020 Saying goodbye to Randy Joseph; Lorane update on COVID-19
  • June 25, 2020 – Phase One of the Territorial Highway Project; history of Stony Point

May 2020

  • May 7, 2020(Special article) – Michelle Middaugh and James Gedeon drive-in wedding during COVID-19 social distancing protocol
  • May 14, 2020 – Saying “Goodbye” to Beverly Farnham, Tom Laing, and Janet Martin; Lorane Community Picnic and Ice Cream Social cancelled; Jim and Pat’s restoration project is complete.
  • May 21, 2020 – COVID-19 Phase One reopening; Pat’s philosophy
  • May 28, 2020 – Crow High School drive-in graduation; Crow Middle School 8th Grade drive-thru recognition; Lorane Christian Church’s drive-in Sunday services

April 2020

  • April 2, 2020 – Week 3 Pandemic – Edwards’ restoration project; finding the positives in day-to-day life
  • April 9, 2020 -Week 4 Pandemic – affect on high school seniors; beautiful spring days
  • April 16, 2020 – Week 5 Pandemic – Yardwork and sunshine; accidental death of Lorane resident, Mark Lanzarotta; passing of Tiny Ramp; virtual gender reveal party
  • April 23, 2020 – Week 6 Pandemic – not so bad for introverts; social distancing at Wildlife Safari and at the Lorane Christian Church; visiting our great-grands from our car; treacherous driving conditions on Stony Point
  • April 30, 2020 – Week 7 Pandemic – restoration project FINALLY done; saying goodbye to “Blue” and “Big Blue” tractors and an end to Jim’s life as a rancher

March 2020

February 2020

  • February 6, 2020 – Crow High School Alumni basketball game and memories of the importance of extracurricular activities in high school; Eta Theta Rho “Parents’ Night Out”
  • February 13, 2020 – “Life is an Adventure;” Pat and Jim’s adventures
  • February 20, 2020 – No column – Jim’s surgery and hospitalization
  • February 27, 2020 – Jim’s recovery; Lane County Territorial Project; Twinkle Morton’s Celebration of Life; Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s Celebration of Life

January 2020

  • January 2, 2020Happy New Year!; Family; Rob Edwards
  • January 9, 2020 – Preparing for winter weather; tax season; gearing up for 2020 activities
  • January 16, 2020 – the UO Women’s Basketball; C-A-L school news; ART, Inc. Reader’s Theater auditions
  • January 23, 2020– Chuck Booher’s 100th birthday
  • January 30, 2020 – Thoughts surrounding the death of Kobe Bryant and 8 other people in a helicopter crash