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‘My grapes! My grapes!’

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘My grapes! My grapes!’

    By Annamarie Harden Dads add value to life and are a source of support in a variety of ways. In addition, a Dad helps his children to learn new things that can develop character and personality traits that … Continue reading

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‘You were just perfect for me’

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
‘You were just perfect for me’

    By Judy Kelts Mom and I were from different planets that never aligned. But thanks to Dad’s enduring gift of unconditional love, he helped turn decades of pain into medicine. His quiet kindness, gentleness and caring were lifelong … Continue reading

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Dad explains eternity

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Dad explains eternity

    By Donna Cassidy I was 14 years old when my Dad, Don Daggett, died. That was way back in 1967, so I don’t have many memories of him. I do remember he liked to be different. He would … Continue reading

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The disappearing Dad dunk

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The disappearing Dad dunk

    Editor’s note: This story was picked as the winner of our That’s My Day contest. Enjoy! By Julia Scott Sometimes things just aren’t as they appear. And boy, can that get you into a precarious pickle — especially … Continue reading

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Lessons from my father

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Lessons from my father

    By Jim Brown, M.D. I have been thinking about my father a lot recently. We recently downsized to a smaller home. In that process I was surprised to find several letters from my Dad that he had written … Continue reading

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No Mr. Fixit

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
No Mr. Fixit

    By Kari Black Dad was a kind, generous, loving man, but wasn’t as talented when it came to fixing things. During my senior year in high school, I skipped school one day, thinking no one would notice, but … Continue reading

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Amazing Dad

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Amazing Dad

    By Barb Thornton My Dad’s name is Jerry Smits. I grew up in Wenatchee, raised by two loving parents. My Dad is now 93, lives in an assisted living place here and he still amazes me. He was … Continue reading

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The faraway kingdom of Seattle

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The faraway kingdom of  Seattle

  By Annette Byrd Once upon a Time — in 1965 — my father decided he needed to spend some quality time with his middle daughter — me. There were four of us girls and alone time with Daddy was … Continue reading

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3 amazing Dad stories by Ken Neher

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
3 amazing Dad stories by Ken Neher

    Editor’s note: We asked our readers to send a story about a favorite moment with Dad. Most who entered did just that. But Ken Neher couldn’t choose just one, so he submitted three stories. Since they are all … Continue reading

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Pet Tales June 2018

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet Tales June 2018

By Sharon St. John Wenatchee is my hometown. I graduated from EHS in 1963. My life long love affair with dogs began when my family lived in a starter home on North James Avenue in the ’50s. My husband and … Continue reading

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One more Dad story: Filming the Music Man

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
One more Dad story: Filming the Music Man

By Dan McConnell Chuck McConnell or “Mr. Mac” to his high school band students, taught music in Quincy for 17 years and had taught in other schools in Washington and Idaho; starting with his first job in Emmett, Idaho. Dad … Continue reading

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A hero met… and met again: Even President Ike thought Mira Slovak a hero in those crisp, clean days of yesteryear

By on April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A hero met… and met again: Even President Ike thought Mira Slovak a hero in those crisp, clean days of yesteryear

Editor’s note: This story was published in the March 2011 issue of The Good Life. It is being reposted as there is a new book out about the life of the incredible Mira Slovak. By Steve Wellman As a young … Continue reading

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Falconer in the foothills

By on August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Falconer in the foothills

By Susan Rae Sampson When I walked in the foothills near Wenatchee Heights during the last few weeks before the late cherry harvest, I walked right into a scene from Merry Olde England. There was a falconer, his left hand … Continue reading

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Write about Mom. Maybe win $100

By on February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Write about Mom. Maybe win $100

Tell us one of your favorite moments with your Mom — from when you were a child, or a teenager, or a young adult or from just recently — and be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate. Remember taking … Continue reading

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ROBERT WILSON: More chaotic but more colorful, too

By on December 28, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
ROBERT WILSON: More chaotic but more colorful, too

The best and biggest move this artist made in the last two years was to his roomy studio on South Columbia Street, where he works every day. He’d been making do with a tidy corner of his East Wenatchee condo, … Continue reading

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Innovative doggie dentistry gets Abby back catching Frisbees

By on December 28, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Innovative doggie  dentistry gets Abby  back catching Frisbees

By Thom Lancaster My wife, Peggy, and I own a six-and-one-half year old Border Collie named Abby. When Abby was about six months old, we decided to channel the energy of this high-energy dog by introducing her to Frisbee. She … Continue reading

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That leaf… this life

By on December 28, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
That leaf…  this life

By Phil Cibicki My best day this year suddenly came along only a few weeks ago. It was Oct. 21, 2016. That day, I chose to take a short walk through downtown Wenatchee. In fact, I had been consistently doing … Continue reading

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‘That one day in   Africa changed my life’

By on December 28, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘That one day in   Africa changed  my life’

By Connie Morris For me, 2016 was full of amazing experiences. I travelled to two continents, celebrated a monumental birthday with girlfriends, saw the world from tops of mountains and served as a delegate representing my community. However, there is … Continue reading

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A ‘dynamic’ way to view the sleeping lady

By on December 28, 2016 in Landscapes, Photos, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A ‘dynamic’ way  to view the  sleeping lady

By Zane Brewer I am a longtime photographer/printer living in Wenatchee, and working in East Wenatchee since the winter of 2000. For me, the Leavenworth area is a winter wonderland, with something for everyone. I am drawn to the scenic … Continue reading

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A beautiful bridge

By on February 24, 2015 in Articles, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A beautiful bridge

By Marlene Farrell It’s a Tuesday evening, and Laurie Peek sits with Javier Lopez and Elena Rodriguez at a table in the Peshastin Dryden Elementary library. Javier and Elena know this school, because their children attended here in the past. … Continue reading

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Read the manual and practice, practice, practice

By on February 24, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Read the manual and practice, practice, practice

By Greg Berdan When people ask me what they should do to get better photos with their camera, my first two suggestions are, “Read the manual,” and practice with all the settings until they know them well. The shot above … Continue reading

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Buck Creek Pass blister

Buck Creek  Pass blister

By Brad Brisbine This was a repeat of a place I had been to in 1978. I’m happy to say that it was better than I remember. Len Lamb, Justin Weedman and I left town after work Thursday prior to … Continue reading

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To hell and back

By on June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
To hell and back

Visiting family, farms and fjords in Norway   By Alan Moen   When we got to Trondheim, Norway after a long train ride from Oslo, my Norwegian relative that we met there took us straight to Hell. Hell, Norway, about … Continue reading

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Messages we enjoy: “Sign us up!”

By on May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

We thought we should share this message on a pink sticky note came attached to a new subscription order: “Sign Us Up! I began to realize that when I looked forward to my dental visits just so I could read your … Continue reading

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