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tree, free to good
home in Seaside
Big dig lets the spirits
loose, or Hood-to-Ghost
ing by walked in the water, took my hand and led me
past the puddle to
SCENE & HEARD
Surely he’ll get
another star in his
deep slough between the pussy willows growing along the
highway and myself. When they were accessible, I used to
sure when some good fairy left an armful of the little gray
blooms on my back steps. This time they’ll share space with
camellias or daffodils. What a nice surprise. Thank you,
that casket. After all we heard the following few days about
had already gone to his reward, which should be consider-
the North Coast Symphonic Band concert in Astoria. It’s
master of the baton. He’s so full of suppressed energy; so
precise in his starts and stops — always a thrill to watch.
Did you see a while back on TV the story of a little boy
who jumped on his aunt’s bridal train as it passed him in
hopping a freight?
been and gone a couple of weeks ago? It was probably a Fat
regrets later since pancakes are not something on my diet
but didn’t get the chance.
Does anyone want a hawthorn tree before it’s too large
to dig up?
R.J. MARX/SEASIDE SIGNAL
Vendors at the Ghost Conference.
o the guy who slapped the Trump bumper
stick on the back of my 2004 Audi A4, ha ha
ha. Who’s outside of Sunset Family Fitness in
Seaside at 7 a.m. with an inclination to do such
a thing? I came out of my half-hour workout
If you want to talk to me more about Trump, please con-
tact me at the Signal
looking for the Trump SEEN FROM SEASIDE
supporter in Clatsop
County. Or you may
want to consider
a team of campaign workers placing guerrilla bumper stick-
ers on people’s cars.
If that was a lousy way to start the day last Thursday, but
things got better fast. First of all it was beautiful in Seaside,
little less than a year ago, all sun and blue sky and clean air
and temps near 70.
and heard some fun stuff about the big dig, that is Holladay
sured us that the project is still on schedule to be completed
This week they’re working on the curbs, the last step
prior to asphalt going on.
The original road was put down 90 years ago and
Hood to ‘ghost’
Also looking for treasures of a different kind recently
were attendees of the Oregon Coast Conference.
He and other occultists were poking around Seaside’s mys-
tical past, present and future in a fair that presented astrol-
ogers, spirit communication, haunted history and a panel of
quickly learned of the city’s ghostly lore — enough so that
spots of interest.
The group trawled around the city, including two late-
and a second along the Promenade.
county sheriff, a Seaside constable and his deputy.
With a little help from the Seaside Historical Society,
Smith gleaned the story of an itinerant named Charles Wil-
the arson of the home of a U.S. senator, Charles Fulton.
When the sheriff came to bring Willard in, Willard, who was
A shoot-out ensued — at 11th and Franklin. Willard held
constable got shot in the leg — then Willard gets back up.
more help, but each time they realize Willard’s hanging on.
Charles W. Fulton, a U.S. senator who played a role in a
shootout in Seaside in the late 19th century.
object, be it a book or some-
thing else, and not return it
The first night in their
Seaside home, they dis-
radio unplugged and playing
Oester, who died in No-
him to begin collecting ghost
stories from people, which he
R.J. MARX/SEASIDE SIGNAL
Rocky Smith at the Ghost
Conference. He says plac-
³7KHKRXVHRQWKLVVWLOO es like Seaside near great
bodies of water tend to have
more ghostly activity.
and tragic end — can be found on ghostweb.com.
Other ghosts may roam our community, Smith suggested.
the shipwrecks, current and past, associated with the light-
other places, we asked?
Smith isn’t sure yet, but he thinks it is ripe for psychic
this theory that places that are connected with water —
some geological things that
can cause a place to be more
Wait a minute. It’s becom-
ing clear now. The Donald
Trump bumper sticker.
Who would be up at 7 a.m.
and do such a thing — slap a
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bumper a sticker on an inno-
cent bystander’s car? That’s I’d like to know who aﬃ xed
this to my rear bumper.
found the gold coin instead!
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He began at 60 mph, and then was doing a modest 75 on
the freeway. Soon he passed 100 mph. Suddenly there
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ballot for a judgeship, because it can be hard for those who
as a judge.
since all three applied for and were hired as Deputy Dis-
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worked with him or know him and his family endorse Da-
unbiased judge for the people of Clatsop County.
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