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Twisp: Oct. 28, 2015

Twisp: Oct. 28, 2015

By Sally Gracie Although the “free deer skinning” sign was not out by Highway 20 when I drove by on Monday, I took a chance and drove into Katie Russell’s place north of Twisp. Turns out that she and her two friends, Rollean and Callie, were there but had so much work they had pulled...
Twisp: Oct. 21, 2015

Twisp: Oct. 21, 2015

By Sally Gracie The sermon title on the billboard at Friendship Church caught my attention this morning. It was something like “A crisis is an opportunity for change.” Of course. Change can be an “opportunity.” I just wasn’t feeling it today. I haven’t had any crises to live through this summer, and for that I...
Twisp: Oct. 14, 2015

Twisp: Oct. 14, 2015

By Sally Gracie Did you miss the Harper Lee discussion at the Twisp library? No worries. The Winthrop library will host a discussion of Harper Lee’s books (To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman), and this year’s Columbia River Reads selection The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills, next Wednesday (Oct. 21) at...
Twisp: October 7, 2015

Twisp: October 7, 2015

By Sally Gracie Sunday afternoon was beautiful, wasn’t it? Basking in the warm sun, Barley the cat was spread beneath the invasion of mulleins growing at the back of the yard. My neighbor was tossing logs for the wood stove from the back of his pickup. And my pots of summer annuals were finally blazing...
Twisp: September 23, 2015

Twisp: September 23, 2015

By Sally Gracie Elva Scott was my first Twisp pal, my Canyon Street neighbor when I moved to the valley in 1999. She and her husband, Ed Dunkin (she took back her maiden name after Ed’s death), became my fast friends. When I’d call on the phone, Ed called out to Elva, “It’s Sally down-the-street.”...
Twisp: September 16, 2015

Twisp: September 16, 2015

By Sally Gracie Barri Bernier told me that “it was Garth’s idea to buy it.” Garth Mudge (the Winthrop glassblower) will accept the rap, but Barri is the most passionate of the two about their new property, which they purchased with an inheritance from a relative. The couple bought a tree! With a plot of...
Twisp: September 9, 2015

Twisp: September 9, 2015

By Sally Gracie TV or not TV? As long as the power was on, our  smart phones, computers and televisions became indispensable sources of up-to-date, local fire news. I credit the Okanogan County Emergency Management page on Facebook for their frequent updates on evacuation levels and inciweb.org for details on fire growth or containment. When...
Twisp: September 2, 2015

Twisp: September 2, 2015

By Sally Gracie Neighborhood scene: A baby deer frolicked amid the flock of turkeys in Jensens’ field. “Play with me, please play with me,” she seemed to cry. As Mama Deer grazed and turkey mamas stood guard, the young turkeys seemed more interested in eating than in playing. My heart went out to the baby,...
Twisp: August 26, 2015

Twisp: August 26, 2015

By Sally Gracie Walking down Glover Street last Saturday with his faithful canine companion Yoplait, John Doran seemed as if he hadn’t a care in the world. I pulled over and rolled down the window to find out how he was doing. Walking D, the Doran ranch, survived the fire as it drove towards town....
Twisp: August 19, 2015

Twisp: August 19, 2015

By Sally Gracie I returned today (Aug. 17) from Nebraska, where I spent 10 days with my new grandson William Ayres Gracie, who was born on April 30, 2015, at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln. His mom and dad, Kate and David, are delighted to have his company. They waited three years for him...