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From Emily Hildebrand on May 15th, 2008:
From Emily Hildebrand on April 24th, 2008:
Here are our latest photos (the Easter holiday and in the Spring
2008 folders). If you already saw the Easter holiday folder look
again because I went through and added a lot more to what Mitch had
already put up. There is a great one of Leo at one of the castles
near our house in the falling snow. For our Easter holiday Mitch's
brother Russ came to visit us and we went on a driving trip across
northern Italy. Sadly we have consumed all of the wine, cheese, and
biscotti from the trip, I guess we will have to go back....
From Don Healy on March 13th, 2008:
We are back from our wanderings around the Southwest. Alissa and Marc provided the link to the web site that contains the pictures of their wedding. It was a great event and we thank all who were able to attend as well as those who sent their best wishes.
From Don Healy on January 23rd, 2008:
Marc and Alissa's wedding on the 19th went off without a hitch and a great time seemed to be had by all. The family get-togethers before and after were wonderful as well and on Monday morning with everyone gone, the house seemed awfully empty. Being parents of the bride, Liz and I didn't have much time to take photographs, but David took some excellent shots which are or his website
When we get the official photos, we will post some of those as well. Enjoy!!!!
From Peter and Nancy Hildebrand on January 11th, 2008:
Peter and Nancy sent an announcement of Nancy's upcoming ordination ceremony as a priest in the Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. on January 19th, 2008. A copy of the announcement is included below. (I believe the family now has an east coast Episcopal priest and a west coast Epicopal priest (Jeff Frost), so we are well covered.) Congratulations Nancy!!!
From Don Healy on January 1st, 2008:
Happy New Year!!!!!! Also wanted to let you know that the pictures of Monique and Heath Montgomery's wedding are now available at:
You will need to create an account, but there are approximately 1000 pictures to view and you can also order any that you might wish to have copies of.
From Carol Stoye. The photos below were included with her Christmas letter for 2007:
Proud Grandma Carol, mother Amanda and Isaac, age 10 months taken on November 10th, 2007. He appears to be doing very, very well for a young man who choose to enter this world in a bathtub!!!
(For Carol's full story, see entry of February 9th, 2007, lower on this page)
From Kirk Beedle on November 24th, 2007:
In the early part on Nov we celebrated
my granddaughter Ali’s first birthday. The pictures are of Ali
enjoying her birthday cup cake, daughter Keri preparing food for Ali
while she checks out Garrett’s burger, Ali being held by her dad
Jacob and my son Jeff and I.
From Peter Hildebrand on November 24th, 2007:
The latest photo of Miss Beatrice.
From Don Healy on November 17th, 2007:
Life has settled down a bit and courtesy of brother Kit's photographic efforts we were able to come up with a few photographs on Monique and Health's wedding as well as the wonderful get-togethers that occur as a result of such occurrences. A complete set of the wedding photos will be available in another month or so (perhaps the middle of December) at www.pictage.com. We will keep you posted.
From Don Healy on November 11th, 2007:
It seems that the family has been very busy recently in wonderful ways. On Saturday the 3rd, Monique and Heath Montgomery were united in marriage in a beautiful ceremony in Seattle, Washington. About 100 people were in attendance at the rehearsal dinner on Friday night and at the wedding and reception on Saturday. Many of the Montgomery clan and friends came up from the Santa Barbara area and from our family, Kit, Jane, David, Sherry, Onwyn, Thatcher, Page, Joyce, Wes and Wiley came from out of town, and all of the local folks added to the festivities. The party broke up about midnight and a wonderful time was had by all. Copies of the pages from the wedding program are included below. Congratulations and best wishes to Monique and Heath!!!
(Monique and Heath have informed us that a link will be provided to a website containing their wedding pictures when they become available.)
Also of a matrimonial note we have this wedding announcement for Alissa Healy and Marc Mittelsteadt from the The Observer in La Grande, Oregon published on October 20th, 2007. Congratulations to Alissa and Marc!!!
And from Ella Beedle we received this flyer regarding the musical presentations of Helen and Jonathan Beedle.
From Alissa Healy on August 24th, 2007:
Below is the link to our wedding website. It is in its very early
From Holly Beedle on August 24th, 2007:
Hi Friends and Family,
From Kirk Beedle on August 18th, 2007:
Here are a few more pictures from the
continuation of the ‘Gathering’ at Joyce and Wes’. It was a bit
smaller group than the previous weekend. Our time was filled with
wall climbing, rafting/kayaking on the Clackamas River, riding
bicycles, rafting/kayaking on the Sandy River and camping at Ox Bow
County Park. Good times had by all.
Kirk's pictures have been added to the 2007 Family Reunion page. ________________________________________________________________________________________
From Peter Hildebrand on August 17th, 2007:
This is a part of an email that Peter sent that contained updates as well on Emily, Mitch, Leo and Bea:
I hope this finds you two doing well. We’re fine, even though we have recently been enjoying the best heat and humidity that Washington DC can throw at us. At least the peak heat of the summer has passed and we are getting cool days every once in a while. Our children are fine – you can see Emily’s continuing pictures of their family and life in Tuebingen at: http://picasaweb.google.com/emilyhildebrand/Summer2007.
From Don Healy on August 15th, 2007:
I talked with Page this morning and he is doing well and looking forward to being home tomorrow if they release him as planned. He has been getting some "walker practice" in and covered over a quarter of a mile yesterday. They have completed some additional tests during the past week which confirmed the original tests in that there was no bleeding. His voice is strong and his balance is improving. He commented that these rehabilitation facilities are very noise and it is difficult to get a good nights sleep, so home is sounding very good about now.
From Joyce Beedle on August 13th, 2007:
From Don Healy on August 10th, 2007:
We all had a wonderful time at the reunion organized and hosted by Joyce and Wes at their home in Portland. The attendees included Page; Dick and Dorothy; Carol, Liz and Myself; Teresa, Curt, Jessica and Lauren; Ian, Penny, Analise and Jewel, and of course, Joyce, Wes and Wiley. Kirk, Garrett and Alec composed the second wave and arrived just after we departed. It was great to catch up on the happenings in each of the family groups. What a wonderful and caring family we a fortunate to be apart of!!!!!
With camping, babysitting and Girl Scout Day Camp obligations immediately following the reunion, it took a while to get the pictures organized, but you may now view them at the link below. If you have others to add, please email them to me.
From Don Healy on August 8th, 2007:
I want to let you know that Page Douglas suffered a minor stroke last Friday. I just got off the phone with him and he is doing very well and as one would expect is in excellent spirits and keeping the staff quite entertained. Apparently the stroke was a very small one and the doctors we're unable to find any evidence of a bleed which is very good news. Page spent two days in the hospital and is now at a rehabilitation center in Tigard, Oregon. He is having some difficulty with balance when walking as a result of weakness on his left side, but is able to get around with a walker. He indicated that his stay at the rehabilitation center is on a day-by-day basis.
Page requested that I not post the phone number for the rehabilitation center at this time because the phone is not too easy to get to. Joyce, Dick and Dorothy are close by as are Page's close friends the "Ims".
From Don Healy on July 23rd, 2007:
Liz and I recently took a 10-day trip down the Washington and Oregon coastline, staying at state parks and taking photos of birds along the way. While at Cape Disappointment at the southern tip of Washington we took this photo of a flock of Pelicans in flight. Being slight backlit it had the most interesting, almost surreal effect.
We will see some of you at the get-together at Wes and Joyce's this coming weekend, and will add some pictures covering the event here when we return.
Our best to all!!!!
From Emily Hildebrand on July 5th, 2007:
Updated Invitation from Joyce Beedle on July 2, 2007:
Happy Anniversary Brad and Laurie! Jeff and I just got back from the Tahoe Basin and things are finally cooling down. It was a series of minor miracles the whole adventure. We came home to Redding on the 25th, with the clothes we had on and our kayaks. Jeffs project that he was working on was back at the cabin on his laptop. Tuesday we were told while talking to volunteers that it was okay to come back up, we should be able to get back in. We did this, that was the day the fire jumped containment and everything shut down again. Even calling in route the information line kept saying we should be able to get our stuff out. Landed in Tahoma at a lovely B&B. The highway was closed from about there south. While chatting with the sheriff that was blocking the highway, we are recognized by a person that had attended the chapel on the 24th. She invites us to come over to her cabin. Since we were already checked in, we said let us figure this out tomorrow. Starting Wednesday we were at Bev's cabin and then her next door neighbors on Rubicon Bay. Steve the neighbor wanted a house sitter to discourage the bear in the area and he too was a good Episcopalian. The information powers that be kept telling us soon, but Fallen Leaf was the last area to be reopened. Probably because the road in has not been widen since it was built circa 1920. All the wind storm predicted for Wednesday and Thursday did not happen, this gave the crews a chance to get on top of things. Friday the winds did pick up, but not to the extreme expected all good things. This morning we were allowed in and are now back at home feeling fortunate. There were many who lost much, we just were inconvienced. I am very thankful for that. Knowing where we stay and that it is on the west side of Angora RIdge and that part is very steep. It was known that if the fire jumped it would have been allowed to consume anything in its way towards Fallen Leaf Lake, the terrain is that steep. We are thankful it did not and am now home to get on with summer. We also both appreciate the kindness of strangers. Bev threw a mini dinner party on Wednesday night and introduced us to the neighbors. It was an odd feeling to be having fun while there was a fire so close. While gone a small fire errupted west of Redding. It was quickly put out. I fear this will be one of our hot summers, and it is so dry out there. The rain really did not happen this year.
Yeah they are a burning. Jeff and I returned from our annual retreat to Fallen Leaf Lake in the Tahoe Basin. Currently the only thing we brought back with us was our kayaks and the clothes we had on. In order to avoid a wedding at the chapel in Fallen Leaf. We do this when Jeff is not the officiant because the brides can be so picky about the backgrounds in the wedding shots and it is a primitive chapel. The manse being next door. Anyway we left to paddle on Lake Tahoe and had put in and noticed a plume of smoke on the ridge. It looked pretty far away. It wasn't by the time we came back in we had been evacuated and could not get to our things at the manse. The only way the serious officers would allow us to travel was to Tahoe City 60 miles away. We spent the night there only to learn that all the highways into South Tahoe and or Fallen Leaf were closed. What we currently know is that the manse and chapel are still there and if the winds do not pick up again, it should still be there and we will have to travel back up there to get our stuff. We are normally up there for 14 days. We came back to Redding this afternoon Before that excitement we were able to do some serious paddling on Fallen Leaf, we did the length of the lake up and back, so about 8 miles. We also went over to Camp Winton on the Bear River Resevoir and paddled in from the dam and helped the scouts set up their sailboats and than on evacuation day we paddled from Baldwin Beach up to Emerald Bay. The wind should have given us a clue, it was 35 mph. Jean has returned to work at Camp Winton, her plans for classes this summer fell through. Kirkland graduated on June 7th from Anderson New Technology HIgh School and is currently working at the local Y as a lifeguard. He is now mumbling about maybe going up to Winton to work a couple of weeks. I love the teen age mind. Kirk and the boys visited us this year and Garrett and Alec caught enough trout to give us dinner one night, YUM Jeff and I are watching the fire reports to see if we will be able to go back and get our stuff. He left his laptop up there with the project he was working on. He could redo, but would love to just have it. I am back in my Masters program as of July and who knows what happens next ELLEN
From Kirk Beedle on May 31st, 2007:
This retirement gig is pretty easy to
get used to. I’ve been working with the grade 4 students in
Garrett’s class in their science labs. It has been a joy to do that.
The kids are about finished with school for the year. Recently child
author Jonathon Rand of the “American Chiller” series visited their
school and signed his books at a local bookstore. Garrett was a
participant in the ‘String Concerto’ and has indicated he would like
to continue the violin next year.
From Marilyn Knight on May 15th, 2007:
Justin Knight will be graduating from La Grande High School on June 2nd, 2007.
Here is Justin's graduation announcement and a picture of the proud graduate.
Way to go Justin!!!
From Mitch Levesque on May 14th, 2007:
She was a whooping 9
lbs 13 oz, and 23 inches long! We are all healthy and happy.
From Don Healy on April 17th, 2007:
Liz and I just returned from ten days of birding in the Bend and Burns areas of
Northeast Oregon. When we checked our email we found that Jonathan Beedle
had located several photos from Lynn's collection of slides and photos and send
two of them along. It sounds as though some others may soon be following.
See if these bring back some memories!!!
p.s. Jonathan's title was, "I wish I still had that sweater."
From Alissa Healy on March 3rd, 2007:
I have some very exciting news to share with everyone...I'm engaged to my awesome fiance, Marc Mittelsteadt! He finally arrived stateside on February 23rd, having been in Afghanistan for a year with the ARMY. Not more than five minutes into his homecoming, he dropped down on one knee and proposed in the middle of the gym at their welcome home festivities. I was absolutely shocked, excited and blown away with emotion as I said "of course, yes"! He is still stationed in CA until June of this year, but after that, he's headed home to WA, where we'll stay put for a while. No wedding date has been set yet, but we do know it will be sometime in 2008.
From Holly (Beedle) Wachinski on March 2nd, 2007:
From Carol Stoye on February 9th, received February 13th, 2007:
February 09, 2007 Dear Don and Liz,
THE ALL-STAR GAME
From Don Healy on January 31st, 2007:
It's hard to believe, but Jessie, our oldest granddaughter just turned eight. Here's a few pictures from the festivities.
From David Healy on January 17th, 2007:
From Kirk Beedle on January 1st, 2007:
Alec decided he wanted to pop into the pool this morning. I had just
From Don Healy on December 31st, 2006:
We had a wonderful Christmas with David, Sherry, Onwyn and Thatcher arriving
a couple of days before Christmas, and Kirk, Alec and Garrett arriving the day after.
Besides a very special Christmas together, we made it to La Conner, WA; to the
Museum of the Future of Flight; took a tour of the Everett, Washington Boeing Plant;
took in the Experience Music Project and parts of the Seattle Center; and wrapped
it all up with a trip to Pike's Place Market. On several evenings, Sherry provided
beginning art classes in sketching, water colors and Sumi-e ink painting.
Below are a few photos of great experiences together:
From Don Healy on December 12th, 2006:
As you may have heard on the news, we had a rather severe storm pass through the Pacific Northwest last week. It hit our area on Thursday evening, December 14th, and knock out power to many hundreds of thousands in the region. Due to the record rains during the month of November the ground was fully saturated. The strong winds that followed were highly effective in uprooting many trees. On Friday morning, we were awakened by our neighbor pounding on our door to tell us that one of our trees had fallen against his house. Sure enough, a Cedar tree we had planted 16 years ago, was using his home for a prop. It was quite amazing that this 16-year old tree was taller than the chimney on his 2+ story home, and the largest of its four trunks was about a foot in diameter. It is ironic that on our recent trip we had traveled almost 11,000 miles and never used the generator on our RV. However, with only an electric chain saw and no electric power to the house, the RV generator got a good three-hour work out.
Here are a few photos of the event.
Luckily, the only damage that resulted was a slightly dented portion of rain gutter on the neighbor's house and some sore muscles on the tree removal crew, us. It is impressive how much debris is created by one tree, but we now have a respectable pile of firewood.
From Kirk Beedle on December 14th, 2006:
(Due to file differences between MAC and PC I could only get one photo to open.)
From Marilyn Ramirez on November 24th, 2006:
Monique just announced her engagement to Dr. Heath Montgomery, a Dentist from Santa Barbara, California. The wedding date is to be announced later. Congratulations to Monique and Heath!!!
From Don Healy on November 17th, 2006:
We just received the two photos below, that were mailed by Ella Beedle as a reminder of our wonderful visit with the Hellertown Beedle Clan in the middle of October. The third photo is a picture of proud mother Hannah (Beedle) Jones and her beautiful new baby daughter Kaie.
From David Healy on November 7th, 2006:
Sherry’s Emergency Town Hall Election Forum in San Diego was a
From Emily Hildebrand on November 1st, 2006:
Sounds like you had a fun trip.
From Kirk Beedle on October 9th, 2006:
From Emily Hildebrand on October 9th, 2006:
Update from Ellen Frost on August 26th, 2006, expanding upon post of August 19th:
Here are some shots of me in action so to speak and the beautiful
place I was at.
From Kirk Beedle on August 23rd, 2006:
From Ellen Frost on August 19th, 2006:
From Peter Hildebrand on August 17th, 2006:
(a little formal, but I’m writing lots of people, so please bear with me)
Nancy is at Washington Hospital Center, recovering most excellently from her knee re-replacement. As most of you know, her previous knee replacement from 14 months ago failed. Fortunately, she was very recently seen by an excellent physician, who realized the need to act quickly. The re-do of the knee was completed on Tuesday and Nancy is now doing excellently; actually, far, far better than she did with the previous surgery. Although a really painful procedure, she is much more quickly mobile, and under far less pain than before. Today, Thursday, she was beginning physical therapy. We hope she will be home soon.
We don’t know for certain what caused the failure of the previous operation, but the best guess is that there might have been some errors in the installation, possibly a slight mis-alignment of the lower leg replacement joint. This is just a guess and we really don’t know for certain. Our primary concern is, of course, her long term health and comfort. Given the care with which the present re-repair was done, we are most hopeful that we are now looking at a permanent repair …of course there will be some worry. All in all, we are extremely pleased with the re-do.
From Don Healy on August 14th, 2006:
When you are retired and have a granddaughter in Girl Scouts, it seems some more interesting opportunities come your way. With Teresa being a leader in Jessica's Girl Scout group, and remembering that years ago I had practiced forestry, it was requested that I teach a class on trees and forestry at their week-long summer camp. Well, it seems that "a class" turned into nine, fifty-minute classes over a two day period, but what a wonderful way to spend a few days. The girls and their leaders were very attentive and we all had a great time. It was the opposite end of the spectrum from the senior computer classes we normally teach. What a kick. With 15 to 30 pairs of very observant eyes we were able to add many interesting points not originally planned in the course.
Liz and I will be taking Jessie and Lauren camping on the Olympic Peninsula for the next couple of days to investigate the wildlife, sea life and beaches at Salt Creek County Park near Port Angeles.
From Vanessa via Teresa Haldorson on August 10th, 2006:
All is well here. I am on the final stretch on the PhD. I can't wait
for that day when it is done. Lee is happily working away on his
research projects at the
From Curt and Teresa Haldorson on August 2nd, 2006:
Hot & tired but we made it to Sunrise Ridge on Hurricane Ridge
on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.
From Dick Beedle on July 18th, 2006:
How generous of Medicare to pay for this!!
Dorothy's new hair !!!!
From David Healy on July 16th, 2006:
From Helen Beedle on July 6th, 2006:
This article was in the Alumni magazine.? It was a big honor,
they are very snooty, and for an adjunct professor to be in
there....well!? ?Dad would have been so pleased.?
I hope your computer will be able to receive the copy.? If so, would you put it on the family website?
Thanks.? Too bad about the reunion this year.? But I bet it will work out for another year.
From Kirk Beedle on July 5th, 2006:
Enjoy the pictures. Kirk
From Jonathan Beedle on July 5th, 2006:
(Great music Jonathan; very, very poignant!!! When you click on the link, you can listen to the
songs individually, or sequentially)
From Don Healy on July 1st, 2006:
Two items of note: First, as only nine family members were able to commit to the reunion at Honeyman State Park, it was decided that it was best to cancel the event for this year. Many thanks to Joyce for making the event a possibility, even if it didn't come to fruitition. A great deal of effort was expended by Joyce and we appreciate her efforts!!!!
Second; I wanted to share a situation that demonstrates the wonders of the internet. When Liz and I returned from China, the email below was waiting for us:
Upgrading the familytree of Tack from the village of Etten in the Netherlands i am working to the conclusion that the Aart Pietersen Tack who migrated to America (Kingston,N.Y.) was baptised as Arnoldus Petrus Tack 26-07-1626 in the Roman Katholic church in Etten (Noord Brabant). It appears to me he is the only person that represents Aart Pietersen.
For your information; the Latin names used at the baptism of a child can be translated os followed: Arnoldus = Aart and Petrus = Pieter. In Holland is was common to refer a child to it's father Pieter(sen) means Pieter's son.
When i have enough information i will
update my homepage.
One thing is not correct on your page!
The village of Etten (North Brabant) is
now known as Etten-Leur.
greetings from Holland
Amazing isn't it? Thanks to Martin, the correct map is now on the page for Marinus Adriensen Van Etten!!!!!_______________________________________________________________________
From Dick Beedle on June 30th, 2006:
Dorothy's new hair. Tryin' one more time to get this to you ... course the pic is now almost a month old so now its much thicker and curlier
From David Healy on June 25th, 2006:
Election reform is all we do these days. We are going to have our system in a election system trade show is San Francisco
in a couple of weeks. Diebold, ES&S, Hart Intercivic, Sequoia and a
host of others will be at the same show so it will be interesting.
From Don Healy on June 19th, 2006:
Liz and I returned a week ago Sunday from a 15-day trip of China. We visited Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, many cities along a 1000-mile plus voyage down the Yangtze River, through the Three Gorges Dam, and on to Nanjing, ending the tour in Shanghai. After reading "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman, it was very interesting to visit China and see what was happening first hand. China is certainly a land of the most amazing contrasts. Shortly after riding the Maglev train in Shanghai (the fastest train in the world which reached 268 mph) you can watch a farmer plow his rice paddy behind a water buffalo. In the cities and along the Yangtze you can see large gated developments in the western style, and impressive high-rise condos. Next door to these you can view some of the most squalid apartments and tenement type structures. The rate of growth is simply astounding; the GDP has been growing at an average of 9.5% per year for the last 23 years. In the Shanghai area, the growth rate has been even higher.
The joke in China is that the national bird of China is the construction crane. We saw thousands upon thousands of them during our visit. The Chinese don't built just one high-rise at a time; they build 100. Everywhere we went new construction was evident; high-rises, bridges, highways, the Three Gorges Dam (a monster by itself), office buildings, and civic improvements. To house the 1.2 million people displaced by the Three Gorges Dam, the Chinese built 15 new cities. The scale of change is almost impossible to fathom. It is very understandable now, that the demand by the Chinese for concrete, steel and petroleum products has and will continue to impact the market price for these commodities.
On the national and provincial scale, China is a very centrally-planned economy. However, at the grass-roots level, capitalism is encouraged and thriving. Employment is no longer provided by the state. You must seek your own employment. Parents are expected to pay for a portion of their children's education. Home ownership is encouraged with low-interest loans from the government. (Apparently a little too successfully, as the government is now wrestling with the issue of controlling real estate speculation.)
The only negative to the trip was the pervasive pollution. China burns low-grade, high-sulfur coal for home heating and in it's coal-fired power plants and factories. As a result, almost all of the portions of China that we visited were reminiscent of Los Angeles 30 or more years ago. However, in China the pollution is not limited to the cities, it is everywhere. With the dam now producing power with about half of the intended number of generators installed, 12 more dams planned on tributaries of the upper Yangtze River, and a rapidly increasing dependence on nuclear power planned in the future, it appears hopeful that China can begin to reduce the pollution problem.
The people are very friendly (almost without exception, the peace sign was the universal greeting for Americans), very hard working and extremely motivated educationally. It was a wonderful trip and would will look forward to returning in ten years or so to see how dramatically they have changed.
Here are a few photos. Please enjoy!!!
From Lynn Beedle, Jr. on May 31st, 2006:
These are late but they may be interesting. Lynn S. Beedle III when
From Don Healy on May 19th, 2006:
Last Saturday evening, granddaughter Jessica Haldorson performer in her first recital at the Everett High School Auditorium. Jessica has been taking ballet lesson for about six months. She and two other girls performed admirably in front of an audience of several hundred fellow parents, grandparents, siblings and friends. In is quite amazing to witness the poise and confidence that Jessica and her two partners displayed. (Of course we were not at all biased!!!). Here's a photo taken after the recital.
From Holly Beedle on May 15th, 2006:
Please click to expand image.
Congratulations Samantha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Penny Douglas on May 12th, 2006:
Sorry, I didn't attach the pictures, here they are. Hugs to all, Penny
From Ian Douglas and John Allen Hires on May 11th, 2006:
All, here is our precious family with the new addition. Sarah &
From Teresa Haldorson on April 26th, 2006:
Curt and Teresa decided to surprise Lauren and Jessica by taking them to Disneyland for five days ending last Monday. Shortly after arriving there, who should they run into but Kirk, Garrett and Alec who were also enjoying the wonders of Disneyland on their spring break. Here are some of Teresa's photos:
From Don Healy on April 3rd, 2006:
In celebration of Liz's birthday, Curt and Teresa hosted a dinner at their home last evening. The weekend prior, Liz and I attended the Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello, Washington. Here's a few shots from both events. (Yes, we did see Sandhill Cranes, but the Burrowing Owl and the Great-horned Owl were more photogenic.)
From Don Healy on March 30th, 2006:
Carol Jane, Ian, Laurie and Ellen recently finished the editing of a biography of Virginia Douglas, gathered from Page Douglas, Carol Healy and Jane Hildebrand during a visit in January of 2006. The biography is linked to Virginia Douglas's Memorial page and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Please send in any special remembrances of Gin that you have and I will include them in a section following the biography.
From David Healy on March 18th, 2006:
Last Sunday Thatcher took a hike up to the top of Mt. Tam to see if
From Johanna Klein on March 11th, 2006:
From Emily Hildebrand on Marth 8th, 2006:
to Norway. I hope that you are all well.
From David Healy on March 4th, 2006:
Check this site out for some old shots of Mt. Tam and some other Bay
From Helen Beedle on March 3rd, 2006:
Hi you all,
From Kirk Beedle on February 20th, 2006:
Out on the West Coast the big sports news has been the Tour of California hosted by Amgen. Unlike other cycling races that have been held in the US this is different not only due to Amgen’s 35m backing but the level of cyclists is at the top. Many teams that were in the Tour de France have entered. A fellow from Santa Rosa, Levi Leipheimer placed 6th overall in the ’05 Tour de France. The prologue was in SF. On the second day stage 1 went from Sausalito up Hwy 1 into Sonoma County ending in downtown Santa Rosa. Mid-day I popped the boys in the car (a nice day, top down of course) and drove the course reverse towards Occidental. We found a nice locale to camp and wait. It seemed like half the town of Sebastopol and other towns wandered out to watch as well. The CHP did an amazing job of a rolling road block. I was able to get one shot of as the peloton approached. They were moving at roughly 30mph! (when I used to ride I averaged 20mph and thought that was good). The kids and I were right on the fog line in the road when they flew, and I mean flew, by. They (130 riders strong) were riding the fog line we were standing on. It was an incredible experience to see and be a part of even if only briefly. My kids along with the rest of us watching were awestruck by the smoothness, quietness and power.
From Kirk Beedle on February 20th, 2006:
The boys have just completed their basketball season. They both had a great time and want to do it again next year. We get a small break then Garrett starts Little League on the 28th of this month. The photos are of each at their last games. We are also looking forward to another gathering at Honeyman this summer. Along with that the boys are going to spend a week with their Auntie Jeanie in Kingston (across the sound from Seattle) and a week at the same camp I went to at their age. So much fun to be had.
From Dick Beedle on February 18th, 2006:
Hi Guys! Good Picture!
From Joyce Beedle on February 13th, 2006:
Was with Mom last week in California... No hair, no strength, no
From Jane Hildebrand via Carol Healy on February 8th, 2006:
Dorothy Beedle is now back home after an extended stay in the hospital following surgery for a ruptured appendix while undergoing chemotherapy subsequent to an operation to remove a cancerous tumor on her lung. Jane said Dorothy was weak but in good spirits. Joyce will be arriving in Desert Hot Springs shortly to assist in Dorothy's convalescence, and then Marilyn will fly in to take over from Joyce to help "nurse the nurse" back to her usual robust self.
From David Healy on February 7th, 2006:
A poem by Thatcher. It appears that the line of poets that began with Samuel L. Simpson is continuing on through the current generation.
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From Dick Beedle on February 1st, 2006:
It's been a tough 10 days for Dorothy; 2 surgeries, very depleted
From Don Healy on December 28th, 2006:
Well, it seems that we actually accomplished a milestone. With Monique on a work assignment in Turkey, Emily and Mitch in Germany, Johanna in the Philippines, and the rest of us in our usual abodes, we can now make the claim, albeit briefly, that the sun never sets on the Beedle-Douglas-Healy- Hildebrand Family. Here's a picture of Monique and a co-worker in Ankara, Turkey. It seems it is winter there as well.
From Dick Beedle via Jane Hildebrand via Carol Healy on January 24th, 2006:
Dorothy Beedle is currently in the hospital, but is recovering quite nicely. It seems that during her chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer, she developed appendicitis and later a ruptured appendix.
So let's review this once again.. Dorothy, has an appointment with her neurologist to have a CT scan of her brain and upper neck for a temporary amnesia problem. The scan covers a slightly larger area than intended, and in the very upper part of the lung area, a tumor is discovered. A biopsy is conducted , and the tumor turns out to be cancerous. The tumor is successfully removed, but during the subsequent, requisite chemotherapy, Dorothy develops appendicitis, with the appendix later rupturing. So Dorothy is now recovering from the lung operation, the chemotherapy, and the appendicitis operation.
Dorothy, I believe we have watched you take too many detours along the way to recovery. It is now time to return to good health -- "do not pass go, and do not collect $200" -- good directly to "good Health".
From Don Healy on January 15th, 2006:
Liz and I just returned from dinner with Jane, Mom, Page, and Marilyn on the final evening of a wonderful visit with both Jane Hildebrand and Page Douglas. Jane flew out from Chicago last Wednesday and Page drove up from Portland on Friday and we had a wonderful time visiting, talking, tasting and touring. With Jane on Thursday last we toured the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Washington History Museum where we saw a great exhibit of Native American Art from the Peabody Museum. After Page arrived on Friday, Alissa, Teresa, Lauren and Jessica joined the rest of us for dinner at our place. On Saturday, we toured the new Future of Flight Museum and toured Boeing's Everett plant, followed by a trip to Snohomish, Washington to tour the antique shops and see the Trumpeter Swans. We then retreated to Curt and Teresa's for a wonderful dinner of "pulled pork" created by "chef" Curt. On Sunday we interrupted or efforts to solve the world's problems with a short, but brisk walk, and ended the day with a wonderful dinner on the waterfront in Edmonds. What a neat family we have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Here are a few photos:
Family with 747 vertical stabilizer as backdrop. Page, Jessica and Liz at Future of Flight Museum. Lauren at home.
From Don Healy on January 6th, 2006:
Digging a little deeper into Lynn's box of family history, we find the following:
Includes recollection by Henry Bailey of John Dick Van Eaton, Harriette Ellen Bailey, John V. Van Eaton and Elizabeth (Belle) Simpson.
John Dick Van Eaton
From David Healy on January 2nd, 2006:
The cars on the bridge behind Thatcher were moving at a couple of miles an hour because southbound 101 was flooded at Marin City. The traffic remained that way for about 3 hours. The bike path is submerged behind him. Don't ask me why Thatcher is wearing shorts. I have no explanation.
Onwyn and Thatcher at the intersection at Manzanita.
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