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The INDEPENDENT, August 5, 2010
Bits & Bites
By Jacqueline Ramsay
Chapter Two - seven
days since my surgery
and I can finally feel a
pulse in my wrist. That is
progress, I think. In think-
ing things through I have
come to this – Why I fell?
My friend (who is with me
always) and I were both
distracted at the same
nano-second (I figured I could go it alone)…re-
sult, busted. The cast comes off the thirteenth,
oh Joy, I will be able to scratch where it itch-
I have been baked, broiled, stewed and al-
most fried this past couple of weeks. How about
you? Today it is so cool it’s almost cool. Flash –
I have just checked my topsie-turvy garden and
gee whiz, zucchini, 10 buds; tomato plant #1, 6
buds; plant #2, 5 buds; cucumber, just growing
(it must have hurt feelings, it’s growing in a pot
on the ground).
Seven days later – WHOOPIE! I just got back
from the doctors – came home without my cast.
Now I can rub my arm, ahhhh, it feels good. Doc
says wiggle my fingers, flex my wrist, twist my
wrist, and just move it gently. Knitting is good,
typing is good, anything that will strengthen the
joints. But…no lifting anything over a cup of wa-
ter. Go back in one month. So, I am back in the
groove, so to speak. I am back to knitting, am
working my crosswords while I am taking my
How does Jacqueline’s garden grow? Well,
quite well, thank you. I’ve seven penny-sized
tomatoes and lots of blooms. But…gee, golly
whiz…little yellow zucchinis, one about 2” long,
another 1” long and lots of little “itty bitty” ones.
They are all hanging on. Zucchini Bread??
When is a rose not a rose? I have been asked
this question many times. I’ve heard it forever
but have never had the answer BUT I now know
the answer. Do you? Think about it. I’ll give you
the answer next issue.
Bye for now.
24 Years Ago This Month
The August 28, 1986, issue of The Indepen-
dent included the following news story on page
9 about the 30th annual Vernonia Friendship
That the 30th annual Vernonia Friendship
Jamboree was one of the best ever, and that it
attracted a greater number of visitors and
friends, is the consensus of committee members
and participants in the celebration.
Though still devoid of a marching band, the
parade committee turned out a great parade.
Spectators lined Bridge Street on both sides
from Weed Avenue to Mario’s Deli to view as
great a variety of parade entries as has ever
been seen at this event, according to oldtimers.
Not only were there more units but there was
greater representation from outside the commu-
Favorable comments have
also been heard about the in-
creased attention being paid to
children’s activities. Added this
year were the fishing derby and
the do-it-yourself regatta. Many
children were entered in the
fishing derby, but only three
participants were entered in the
spectators viewing the do-it-
yourself boaters acclaimed the
event a success and vowed to
enter a vessel next year.
Snafus are not to be ig-
nored. The loss of the carnival
due to increased liability insur-
ance costs, likely was a great
munchkins, and a considerable
loss to the Jamboree Commit-
tee, but the Jamboree went on
without suffering too much from
the loss. Filling the gap, to a
large extent, was the Boston or
Bust helicopter ride service.
Finally, the jewel in the Jam-
boree crown was the logging
show. The show, expanded in
number of events and with an
increase in the number of con-
testants, measured up to all ex-
pectations to climax a great
celebration in its thirtieth year.
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