CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
APRIL 29, 2010
From this Chair...
It is spring in beautiful
Foliage and trees are in bloom, everything outside is green and the air smells
clean and fragrant possibly the same as it did in the Garden of Eden.
Speaking of the Garden of Eden
reminds me of when I was in parochial school in
CO I knew two young persons, Lester Boone and Deloris Whetstone. They sang
together in a school quartet, (I think it was a quartet) and traveled for the
school performing a musical ministry.
They married and much to my
surprise surfaced in Orofino two years ago as pastors of a local church. During
sometime in the past they pastored the
as once did her twin brother, Gene Whetstone.
When my daughters were growing
up I told them “Better behave yourselves as our past always catches up with
us.” I have been reminded of this many times since moving here from
The most recent being the Boones, who I hadn’t seen for over 50 years until
their arrival here two years ago.
Another incident is with John
Willard who moved here from
and one day, as strangers, at the front counter of the
Tribune we were talking about how much
we liked this area. I commented “It’s even better then beautiful
Colorado Springs where I grew up. The wind blows too much there to
suit my tastes.”
He said he also had lived in
as a young man and had worked at the Gazette Telegraph. I asked what he did and
he said he worked in production. His boss was Cecil Wilkins. That was my Dad and
I too had worked at the GT as a young woman.
During the conversation I
learned that Willard’s father had also worked in production at the GT the same
time I was there. I knew him.
Another incident occurred
several years ago when I met Rev. Dan Swan and wife, then pastors of the
in Pierce, at the Ponderosa and he started talking about moving here from
Colorado Springs. We were sitting across from each other in separate
That was when I learned he had
been my parent’s paper boy in
and as young people he and I had attended the same church in
We knew each others relatives.
The Swans later moved to St.
Maries. The Boones have returned to
after a long time absence and I’m still here!
But then I most likely would
not be if it were not for my daughter Marcie being involved in the
I love being a part of her
gracious family. Her twin grandsons, born nine weeks premature March 1, are
plumping up and maturing. They now look like plump, pretty little dolls rather
than two tiny aliens.
We hope they can be released
in a couple of weeks from the neonatal unit at Sacred Heart in
to be at home in
with their parents Ashley and Bryan Howland.