By Erika Kar
If you have ever doubted my commitment to writing the news of Mazama, now is the time to set those doubts aside. Why? Because not only is there a lack of Mazama news, but also because my computer seems to have given up the ghost and I am writing this on my phone.
Trying to type 500 words whipped up out of nothing, all the while fighting big finger syndrome, autocorrect and incoming notifications, should be enough to win me some sort of prize. Maybe Jerry Seinfeld will come out and present it, being that he had a very long-running television show based on nothing. That would be a bonus if he did come to Mazama to present a prize because then there would actually be something to write about. At least something that would not put you all to sleep.
In all seriousness though, Mazanavdid (see what I mean about autocorrect? That was supposed to be Mazama) did have a very noteworthy event. Claire LeDuc and Joel Forrest were married! This special event had the Mazama Store closing early on Saturday and Sunday, which may have put a bee in some tourists’ collective bonnet, but served as a sweet reminder to Mazamans that we live in a small, special community that closes down the hub when a special occasion arises.
According to Annie Sparrow, the wedding was “magical” and “full of so much love and fun and ease.” May Claire and Joel’s wedded life be much the same.
Fun and ease was not what I felt Sunday night, with a column due and absolutely nothing to report except weather (crazy!) and crime (crazy!). So, I sent emails to a bunch of Mazamans, begging for news. Here’s what I got:
Midge Cross, Sherrie Krown, Jim Gregg and Jan Gregg are headed to Piedmont, Italy, for a bike ride called, “In Search of the Perfect Cappuccino.”
Sally Gatlin says her life is boring and it feels like fall.
Lisa Northey had nothing.
Don Davidson told me that John Sunderland, who officiated Joel and Claire’s wedding, did the same 28 years ago for Don’s wedding to Dana Christianson. They were John’s first wedding.
Genevieve Cole suggested that I write about driving with my son, who recently got his learner permit. Since I did not let him drive home from Omak, instead only from the Rolling Huts, it would have been too short of a column.
Eveline Wathen said that they were just plain boring and stayed home all weekend. She did offer that Joel and Claire will be having a community party to celebrate their marriage sometime later this fall.
If you are still awake and reading this, I believe it is likely very obvious that I need news! Please be sure to send me any interesting tidbits — funny, historical or somehow newsworthy.
For instance, mark your calendars! On Saturday, Oct. 6, Lisa Northey and Bill Pope will be hosting a yard sale either at the Mazama Community Club or Mazama Trailhead, under tents. More information to come!