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Sweet Lorane Community News, August 6, 2020

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
August 6, 2020
By Pat Edwards

We woke up this morning to some rain, and after the hot days we’ve been experiencing, it actually felt good. For me, rain denotes a slowing down of our days and permission to stay inside and either snuggle into the day or to spend some quiet time on things that have been put aside until “we have a chance to do them.” There’s always a slight feeling of guilt for staying inside any more than we have to during the bright and sunny days of summer.

Our days, lately, have been filled with several “catch-up” doctor’s appointments for Jim, who has been reporting in electronically to his doctors during the earlier part of the pandemic, and a couple for me in addition to servicing our car and making bank and grocery runs for the store. So, life has continued to be busy for us despite temperature checks, masks and social distancing as we make our rounds.

Masks are not our favorite things, but we have learned to automatically put them on when we step out of our car into public areas. One incident provided me with a bit of a chuckle this week. I had been asked to speak at a small socially-distanced writing class at the Lamb Cottage in Spencer Butte Park. We all wore masks and sat well away from each other as I talked and answered the questions about self-publishing in the 8-person class. In my haste to get to the class on time, however, I forgot to wear my hearing aids. Normally, I can get along pretty well without them, but that day, as I was taking happy facequestions from the group, I found myself straining to hear what they were saying through their masks. While doing so, it suddenly dawned on me that I was pulling my mask down a little below my nose in order to hear better. Strangely, it seemed to help!

Hudson Ross Haxby 2This past week was an especially exciting one for us. Little 7 lb. 8 oz Hudson Ross Haxby joined our family on July 30. He was born to our granddaughter, Linsey Kau Haxby and grandson-in-law, Brent Haxby of Veneta. Hudson is their 2nd son and is adored by his big, 21-month-old brother, Sawyer. I’ve mentioned before in this column that boys are a rarity in our family. For the past 3 generations before Hunter was born, there has been only one male born to our family per generation. Hudson broke that tradition and we are loving it.

Linsey’s older sister, Stephanie Kau Furlong, and her husband Chad, have given us four great-granddaughters including little Cora who was born only six weeks ago; our grandson, Kevin Stevens, and his partner, Jazmine, presented us with sweet, beautiful Calliope 8 months ago, and we have another great-granddaughter due in November. I have no doubt that all will be raised more like brothers and sisters than cousins as our own grandchildren were. Each one is so special to us and they all brighten our days during the few times we are able to get together during this pandemic.

I haven’t been able to hold Hudson yet. His brother, Sawyer, had a cold when Hudson was born, and passed it on to his Grammy and Grampy Kau and his mom, so we’ve all been keeping our distance for now. On the day he came home from the hospital, though, Jim and I brought them some wonderful barbecued chicken from the Crow Grange’s annual feed, so we were met at the garden gate in front of their home and able to at least see Hudson in person and “ooh” and “aah” a bit.

We have been so blessed!

Sweet Lorane Community News, February 6, 2020

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
February 6, 2020
By Pat Edwards

The Crow Booster Club is organizing the 2020 Crow High School Alumni’s Basketball Games. They are scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 29, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Crow High School gymnasium. Participants are charged a $10 fee which will go towards the district’s athletic programs in all of the schools.

Check-in is at 4:30 p.m. and, depending on sign-ups, there will be at least one women’s game at 5:30 p.m. followed by two men’s games. The Booster Club will also provide full concessions and some raffles. Those interested in playing should contact the school or Marissa McNutt Cooper right away as rosters have already begun to be filled.
They will be having two open gyms for anyone wanting to get back into the swing of things, on Sunday February 16th and Sunday the 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Crow High School.

This is such a fun event. Jim and I spent so many years watching our four kids and six grandkids playing not only basketball, but football, volleyball, baseball and competing in track meets. Our son, Rob Edwards, and our grandson, Kevin Stevens, have participated in the alumni games almost every year they have been played since graduating, and sitting in those stands again and cheering them on brings back so many wonderful memories for us.

I’ve tried to get our daughters, Gloria Edwards and Michele Edwards Kau, who still live in the area, to sign up to play again, but they prefer to be remembered from their “glory days” and both profess to be completely out of shape, although I don’t tend to believe that.

Our granddaughters, Stephanie Kau Furlong, Linsey Kau Haxby, and Hayley Kau, were outstanding athletes at Crow, too, but I haven’t been able to convince them to come out and allow Grandma and Grandpa Edwards to relive some of those special games they played… and Steph and Lins definitely won’t be playing this year since both are providing us with two new great-grandbabies soon.

Our other two granddaughters, Hannah and Natalie Edwards, didn’t attend C-A-L schools—they attended Creswell High School—but we were able to watch them play during their middle school years and they too have generated some wonderful memories for us.

Our family’s youth have tended to gravitate towards athletics, 4-H, and even some drama club events. Almost all of them played in the school bands and Natalie was quite active in the Creswell Middle School choir. But, regardless of each child’s interest, we have always been strong believers in the participation of these extracurricular activities and we have seen first-hand how they can build confidence, respect, responsibility and teamwork that have provided structure and a sense of purpose as they enter adulthood. We applaud each of the participating alumni and hope to be in the stands for another year on February 29th to cheer you on.

The annual Lorane Parent’s Night Out, sponsored by the Lorane Eta Theta Rho Girls’ Club #94, will be happening at the Lorane Rebekah Hall on Valentines Day, February 14, from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. This group of responsible young girls will be offering free babysitting/daycare in a safe environment for the evening so the local (Lorane and Crow) moms and dads can go on a date or just relax at home, if they want. Adult advisors will also be on hand to chaperone. For information, contact head advisor, Tara Wigle at 541-520-4151 (cell) or 541-935-5245 (home).

There will also be an open house with Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board on February 13 at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The Lorane Grange’s Spaghetti Dinner and Family Bingo for this month will be on Saturday, February 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. for dinner; 6:30 p.m. for bingo. We hope to see you there.

Sweet Lorane Community News, October 4, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 4, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Sawyer Scott HaxbyBefore I get back to writing my column for Lorane, I want—need—to announce the arrival of Jim’s and my newest great-grandbaby. Our granddaughter, Linsey Kau Haxby and her husband Brent announce the birth of Sawyer Scott Haxby who was born on October 2, at 8:04 p.m., weighing 7lbs 4oz. and 21 3/4 inches long. Of course, he’s perfect! Sawyer is an anomaly in our family—he’s male. We have populated our family with a large number of strong, beautiful, bright and caring fe43229079_10217015817370574_8404397867443159040_nmales through three generations now, but the males of the family, while equally strong, bright, handsome and caring, are a rarity. We’ve averaged one for each of the three generations that Jim and I spawned. Sawyer is the first of his generation, joining our son Rob Edwards and grandson Kevin Stevens, and it will be interesting to see if others will follow. He has a little cousin on the way, due in early December. Whatever the gender, she or he will be cherished.

Now, I suppose I’d really better get everyone caught up on the upcoming events scheduled this month in Lorane and Crow…

Saturday, October 13, begins the first Lorane Movie Night showing of the 2018/2019 season. The featured movie is “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002). It’s described as a romantic comedy where “the daughter of orthodox Sikhs rebels against her parents’ traditionalism and joins a football team.“

Each monthly movie night begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Lorane Grange with a homemade soup and salad dinner, followed by fun and games at 6:45 p.m. before the movie begins at 7:30. A suggested donation is $7 for adults and $5 for children, 12 and under.

A reminder: The Crow community is holding a fundraiser for Crow High School graduate, Cody Tripp, who is taking on his second battle with cancer. A dinner is being held on Saturday, October 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Crow Grange. Check the Lorane and Crow Community Facebook pages for more details.

The Lorane dinner and bingo night sponsored by the Lorane Grange will begin its fall season on Friday, October 19. I believe that the dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will get started at 6:30.

2018 Groundwater Anthology FRONT COVERWe’ve just completed the 2018 Groundwaters anthology. We are doing the last proofing at this time and hope to publish it by early next week. We will once again launch it at a special program called Groundwaters LIVE! to be held on Sunday, October 21 , tentatively at 3:00 p.m., at the Applegate Regional Theater on the corner of Central and Fleck Roads, north of Crow. Ten of our 70+ contributing authors will give 5-minute readings from their works. Refreshments will be served and anthologies from all four years will be available for purchase.

We wish to invite the community to join us. This year, we are including some of the poems featured in the first issues of the Groundwaters magazine begun by Judy Hays-Eberts in October 2004. They will include poems written by current and past West Lane residents Sally Spaulding, Pat Gill, Judy Hays-Eberts, Guy Lundy, Terry Brooke, Carolyn Carney and the late Janet Romanek, Reneé Dodds, June Wyant, and Paul Cass. Selections have also been chosen by Jessie Stinson and Jean-Marie Purcell, as well.

We have quite a few new contributors for 2018, too. I have no doubt that you’ll be quite impressed by the quality of talent demonstrated by local authors and poets who share their work with us each year.