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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...
Twisp: August 5, 2015

Twisp: August 5, 2015

By Sally Gracie Before I came in from the porch to write this column, I realized that not one bird was in the yard. Not one dove. Not a single robin. More surprising, no ambient bird song came from the trees. Perhaps the smoke affects their breathing, too. The town deer visited under cover of...
Twisp: June 29, 2015

Twisp: June 29, 2015

By Sally Gracie Buddy Thomas is the affable, always helpful guy with the white beard at Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp. Last week his letter to the editor thanked some people who have helped him as he rebuilds the home he lost to the Carlton Complex Fire. This Monday noon, I went up to see...
Twisp: July 22, 2015

Twisp: July 22, 2015

By Sally Gracie There’s always been discussion about the true authorship of To Kill a Mockingbird. Did Harper Lee write it or was her friend from Monroeville Alabama, Truman Capote, the author? The question of the novel’s origins has come up again with the publication of a “first” novel, recently “discovered” among the 89-year-old author’s...
Twisp: July 15, 2015

Twisp: July 15, 2015

By Sally Gracie Methow Valley News editor Don Nelson gave us suggestions for writing about last summer’s fires for this week’s anniversary issue. A fragrant bouquet of Bonnie Stephens’ flowers, purchased at the farmers market, helps reduce my anxiety as I recall “memories, thoughts, people — just general observations about how it felt and how it feels now.” As...