APRIL 8, 2010

Clint, Macoy, Breyer and Bobbi Boyer of Fraser at the Portland Zoo.

Easter activities in Fraser

By Norma Brand

   The residents of Fraser wondered what kind of weather they were going to have for Easter Sunday. On Friday and Saturday it was very windy, and snow covered the ground on Saturday morning. The sun came out on Sunday morning and everyone enjoyed a beautiful day. The Easter Bunny hid colorful eggs for the young people to find and some of the older residents enjoyed flying plastic gliders. Winter returned on Monday morning, the temperature started out at 32 degrees and snowflakes fell most of the day.

   Spring break from school started on March 26.

   Bobbi and Clint Boyer took their children, Macoy and Breyer, to Portland, OR for several days during the school break. On Monday, March 29 the family toured the Children’s Science Museum, where they had fun discovering the different displays. The next day they spent at the Portland Zoo. Bobbi had her camera along and took pictures of their adventure. Macoy and Breyer loved watching the lions jump and play with each other. While they were in the parrot enclosure, she took one picture of Breyer with a bird on her head. The parrot was waiting to eat some of the birdseed in her hand.

   The swimming pool at the motel put the perfect finish to each day. On their return trip to Fraser they visited friends in Bend, OR.

   Easter morning they visited Bobbi’s parents, Gerry and Marie Armitage and hunted for the colorful eggs that were hidden in the yard.

   Ruth McHone reported she had a whole house full of people on Easter Sunday. Her son Mike and his wife, Sharon, brought dinner to her apartment at Brookside Landing. Ruth’s daughter, Shirley Capper, and her husband Marv also joined the group. The Cappers had spent the winter in Arizona and were on their way to their home in Coeur d’Alene.

   The dessert of strawberry shortcake was the hit of the day. Sharon’s grandmother, Maldarine McKinney, and a number of residents of Brookside Landing also joined them for the dessert.

   Peggy and Reggie Ball invited their neighbors to their home for a potluck dinner on Sunday. Ron Johnson, Steve and Norma Brand, Jan Thornton, Jim McManus, Debi and Jerry Bordoni and Carl and RoseAnna Thornton enjoyed a good visit while they had dinner. Debi baked a lamb cake using a mold she has. She covered it with white frosting and coconut and placed it in a bed of green Easter grass. Steve Brand’s mother used to bake a lamb cake when he was growing up. He really enjoyed Debi’s creation and was rewarded with the rest of the cake after the dinner was over.

   Jay Thornton brought a big Easter basket filled with chocolate bunnies and plastic airplanes. When dinner was over everyone went outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and of course the planes had to be tested out. Thanks, Peggy and Reggie, everyone had a good time.

   Marie Green had a quiet Easter. She talked to her sister-in-law, Elvita Judd, on Sunday evening. Elvita attended a birthday party on April 3 for her daughter Loretta. June Judd, her son Norman and his wife Linda were also guests at the party Elvita spent Easter with her son Howard and his family.

   Clarabell Brown had a quiet Easter at home. She is doing ok after her medical treatment.

   Shirley and Keith Lutes invited their family up to the ranch for dinner on Sunday. Their daughter, Tina Marshall, her husband Kelly and their son Aaron drove up from Lewiston; Shirley’s sister, Betty Crutcher and her husband Jim came from Orofino. Shirley’s mother, Bertys Smolinski, enjoyed visiting with everyone while they ate dinner. After the meal the gals played Phase 10 while the men caught up on area news.

   Donna and Danny Brown sons, Cory and Derek and their families spent Easter with them at the farm.

   Carl and RoseAnna Thornton and RoseAnna’s mother, Lola Chavez, traveled to Emmett to attend the memorial service for Gerald Wilkins on Saturday, April 3. Gerald was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 11 and Green Road last August.

   Many Fraser residents attended the funeral services of Penny Jared on Friday, April 2. We send our condolences to the Jared family.

   Molly Eastman reported on the follow up investigation of the killing of her horse last week. Her husband, Gene, took photographs of the site and the physical evidence that included two blood trails that led away from the corral. Gary Looney from the US Dept. of Agriculture, who is also a wildlife specialist government trapper, looked over the physical evidence during the week. According to Molly he changed his verdict from a probable wolf kill to “possible/unknown”. You can reach Molly Eastman at 435-4372 for more information.

   Fraser Ladies Get Together Club will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. The theme is Easter, hostesses are Peggy Ball and Nancy Ann Stanfill.

   Clearwater Power Company will hold a town meeting at the VFW Hall in Orofino on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. All co-operative members are invited to attend.

   Happy Birthdays go out to Jadan Dahl on April 15.

   Carl and RoseAnna Thornton send Happy Birthday greetings to their great granddaughter Gracelyn Thornton on April 10.