I walked into town this morning and scored a marion berry coffee cake, and a coffee cup fillip, at the Cannon Beach Bakery. Jody mixed up some eggs and Gretchen’s leftover pasta and we had a great breakfast.
The plan today is to visit with some friends that live in Hood River. Jack and Linda are friends from way back. I graduated from Ygnacio Valley High School in 1971 with Jack Sprague. We moved into a series of apartments over the next couple of years and then sort of went our separate ways.
During that short period Jack met up with Linda (Linda – I am so sorry, I don’t know your maiden name). I went to their wedding which was in the back yard of one of Jack’s friends.
The thing I remember the most about the wedding (other than it was between two dear friends), was building a big fire pit in the backyard in order to cook fresh salmon that another friend had brought back with him on the airplane from Alaska.
Anyway we lost contact with each other. Jack moved to Hood River Oregon, graduated from college, and had a long career as a teacher at the Middle School, and retired (I think) last year. I visited them after the eclipse last year in Hood River. It was great to see them.
We rendezvoused at McMenamins Power Station Theater & Pub and had a great time catching up and sharing stories. While there we visited the glass blowers on site and I picked up this beautiful little pitcher made by Alexandra Farnham. This is destined to be used for syrup on many waffle mornings in the future.